Five members join Board of Overseers
September 20, 2013
Two new and two returning members and an emeritus member have
joined the Board of Overseers, the advisory board for Saint Meinrad
Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN.
The Board advises President-Rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, on
matters related to the school's programs and performance and
addresses strategic questions related to the future of the school.
Each member serves a three-year term.
The new members are Mary A. (Annette) Mandley-Turner and Corazon
A. Veza. Returning members are Donald (Don) Mucci and Mary Kay
Wolford. The emeritus member is Bernard (Bernie) Niehaus.
Annette Mandley-Turner is the executive
director of the Office of Multicultural Ministry at the Archdiocese
of Louisville, KY. Her past positions include chief executive
officer of Turner Mandley Turner, LLC; history teacher and
archdiocesan director for the African American Catholic Office.
She received bachelor's degrees in counseling and sociology from
the University of Louisville. She also earned a Master of Science
in human resources from Strayer University in Louisville.
Mandley-Turner is on the board of directors of the West
Louisville Community Ministry, Sacred Heart Village Advisory
Council and One Church, One Child. She is the former president of
the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators, the
founder of the National African American Catholic Youth Ministry
Network and was in Leadership Louisville.
She is also founder and executive planner for the Interregional
African American Catholic Evangelization Conference and developer
for Kujenga Viongozi Leadership Process I, II and III.
She and her husband, Jim, live in Louisville and are the parents
of two children. They are members of St. Martin de Porres
Corazon Veza is a doctor of medicine with
her own practice in Elizabethtown, KY. She is also a general
partner of Amberwood, LLC.
Veza attended the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines,
where she received a bachelor degree in pre-medicine and her M.D.
She and her late husband, Gregorio, are the parents of three
children. She is a member of St. James Catholic Church in
Don Mucci is an independent insurance
agent and an owner of Garrett-Stotz Company in Louisville. He
earned his bachelor degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville
Mucci is a past trustee, overseer and alumni board member of
Bellarmine University and a past alumni board member of St. Xavier
High School. He is the current president of the Louisville Board of
Independent Insurance Agents and is involved in healthcare
He and his wife, Caryn, live in Louisville and have three
children. They are members of St. James Catholic Church in
Louisville. He previously served on the Board of Overseers for 12
Mary Kay Wolford is a retired educator for the
New Albany-Floyd County Schools in New Albany, IN. She received a
bachelor's degree in elementary education from Spalding University in Louisville and a Master of Education
degree from the University of Louisville.
She is a member of the board of trustees of Spalding University,
the board of directors of the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace
Foundation, the board of directors of Harvest Homecoming, the
grants committee of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and
chairs the grants committee of the New Albany-Floyd County
Education Foundation. Previously, she served on the Board of
Overseers for 12 years.
Wolford is a former board member and past president of the
Catholic Community Foundation of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
and is a past co-chair, with her husband Carl, of the United
Catholic Appeal for the archdiocese. They are members of Holy
Family Catholic Church in New Albany.
Bernie Niehaus is chief executive officer
and chairman of the board of Niehaus Companies Inc., which is
comprised of 11 companies. He is an alumnus of Saint Meinrad
Seminary, having spent three of his high school years here. He
received a bachelor degree in lumber merchandising from Michigan
State University after he earned an associate degree from Vincennes
Niehaus is a past chairman of the board of Vincennes University
and served on that board for 23 years. He is a past chairman of the
Vincennes University Foundation and has served as president,
regional director, and on the executive committee of the Indiana
Lumberman's and Building Supply Association. He has served as
director of the American National Bank and AMBANC Corporation.
In 2007, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business from
Vincennes University. He was also named Citizen of the Year by the
Civitan Club. He received the Saint Meinrad Distinguished Alumnus
Award in 2012. He had served as a member of the Board of Overseers
for 18 years.
Niehaus has been chairman of the board of the Catholic
Foundation for the Diocese of Evansville and chairman of the
Christian Education Foundation fundraising committee for Rivet High
School. He serves on the Priest Retirement Committee for the
diocese. He is president of the Red Skelton Museum and Educational
Foundation and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He and his wife, Patricia (Patty), are the parents of five
children and are members of St. John Parish in Vincennes.