Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


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.

Pic _news _Annette _TurnerAnnette 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 Parish.

Pic _news _Cora _VezaCorazon 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. degree.

She and her late husband, Gregorio, are the parents of three children. She is a member of St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown.


Pic _news _Don _MucciDon 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 in 1981.

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 reform.

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 years.


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 Pic _news _Mary _Kay _WolfordUniversity 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.


Pic _news _Bernie _NiehausBernie 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 University.

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.