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Timothy W. Bilodeau – Chairman

Timothy W. Bilodeau is the founder and former Executive Director of Medicines for Humanity. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Bilodeau has spent the good part of his professional career working for nonprofit organizations involved in international health projects, including Catholic Relief Services and Por Cristo. He received a BA Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College, a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and an MBA from Stanford Business School. Most recently, Mr. Bilodeau was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Canisius College.

Sister Joyce Weller, D.C.

Sister Joyce is the Executive Director of the Daughters of Charity Foundation, which supports Daughters of Charity Ministries throughout the Province of the West. She has served in this role since 2001. Her international health experience includes twenty years on the Board of Seton Institute, the global outreach arm of the Daughters of Charity Health System (now Ascension Health). For most of her tenure at Seton, Sister Joyce was the Board Chair. She led efforts to build the capacity of Sisters in the area of primary healthcare in twenty-four of the poorest countries of the world, and to expand Seton’s outreach to Africa. Sister Joyce spent her early years in various teaching and administrative roles in Daughter of Charity schools in Arizona and Washington and later served for twelve years in leadership for the Daughters of Charity Province of the West.

 

Rev. Robert Vitillo

Monsignor Vitillo is the Head of Delegation in Geneva and Special Advisor on HIV and AIDS for Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican-based global confederation of national Catholic human assistance, social service and development organizations. He formerly served as the Executive Director for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and has worked extensively in advocacy on international healthcare issues.

 

John Sadowsky                          

John Sadowsky is the Distinguished Professor of Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France.  He has been a visiting lecturer at some of the world’s leading educational institutions in the US, France, Russia and Argentina. An internationally renowned business coach and inspirational speaker, Mr. Sadowsky does leadership conferences and seminars each year in 10 to 20 countries. He is also Chairman of Atlas Distributing, Inc. in Auburn, Massachusetts, where he was president and general manager from 1985 to 1995.  For more than 25 years, he has served in volunteer positions for numerous local and national charitable organizations.

 

David J. Sauer

David Sauer spent the better part of his early career working and leading Catholic healthcare organizations in the U.S., including Executive Director of Catholic Charities, St. Cloud, Minnesota; CEO of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, Management Services, Milwaukee; and Vice-President of the Catholic Health Association of the U.S., St. Louis.  He has a Bachelors Degree from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN and Masters degrees from Catholic University, Washington, DC and from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.  For the past 20 years he has been engaged in fund development activities and international project design in education and healthcare, working with Catholic organizations in the U.S. and in the developing world.

 

Cordelia “Kirk” Ryan

Kirk is the Executive Director of the Cordelia Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization that promotes human welfare by increasing access to education, health services, and cultural activities. Prior to that, she was Associate Development Director at Medicines for Humanity. Her efforts contributed directly to the growth of the organization, allowing MFH to significantly increase critically needed health services to the world’s most vulnerable children. Prior to her staff position at MFH, she worked for a non-profit where she specialized in development and organizational systems management. Kirk developed a passion for other cultures while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Elon University.

 

Joan M. Regan

Joan Regan brings a wealth of varied experience to the MFH Board. She combines an MSN degree in nursing and significant clinical hospital experience with several years of teaching experience as a member of the nursing faculty of several Massachusetts colleges. Ms. Regan also has more than ten years of experience in administration at the Roxbury Latin School, where she was Assistant to the Headmaster and Community Service Coordinator. In the latter role, she inspired and organized student fundraising efforts for MFH, and led student service teams to work at MFH projects in Jamaica.  She has also served as a Board Member of Milton Affiliated Visiting Nurse Association and as Board Chair of St. Mary Academy. In 2015, Ms. Regan was named as a Docent of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

 

Thomas M. O’Neill

A graduate of Harvard and Harvard Business School, Thomas M. O’Neill has over thirty years of experience in finance. He is currently the Managing Director and Partner of Navigator Management Company, and an independent Trustee serving on the Board of Directors for the Federated Investors Fund Complex. Mr. O’Neill has also served as President and CEO of Fleet Investment Advisors. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Museum of Naples, FL.

 

Sister Joyce Meyer, PBVM

Sister Joyce Meyer is a consultant to organizations that work with Sisters, particularly in Africa and Asia, and works part time for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  Prior to this, she served as executive director of the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters, a grant making organization supporting the works of Catholic Sisters globally. A Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she worked for five years as a missionary in Zambia where she taught college English and served as executive director for the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods. Following her time in Africa, Sister Meyer served in leadership in her congregation. She was president of the board of the Presentation Health System based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and served on the sponsorship board of the National Catholic Health Care Association. She helped establish the International Presentation Sisters Association, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the United Nations. Her education includes degrees from Marquette University and Catholic Theological Union at Berkeley.

 

Lynnette I. Kluver

Lynnette Kluver has many years of experience caring for and advocating for children. She is a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College, with a degree in accounting. She is currently an active Managing Partner of a family owned equity investment company. She has always been active in local church and community organizations, including the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club. During her active business career, she operated her own accounting services business. After her four children graduated from high school, she retired from the business world to dedicate time to provide foster care to 32 children over seven years. During that time, she was also an Advocate Representative, evaluating care and providing court representation for other foster children. She is very passionate about protecting and helping children who cannot help themselves.

 

Thomas H. Bilodeau, III

Thomas H. Bilodeau, III, is a member/shareholder of the law firm, Rich May. Mr. Bilodeau concentrates on corporate, commercial, and securities law. He is a senior member of the Firm’s corporate practice and chairs the firm’s Investment Management Practice. His diverse practice reflects the firm’s broad client base and includes all aspects of the organization and operation of corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and other business entities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, technology and commercialization transactions, the organization and operation of investment managers and private investment funds and related regulatory and compliance matters, contracts, secured transactions, and public and private financings. Mr. Bilodeau is a graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D., 1996, cum laude; recipient 1994 Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence) and Bowdoin College (B.A., 1990, Government and Legal Studies).  He has been named in the 2006-2011 editions of Massachusetts/New England Super Lawyers.

 


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