Neumann University recently welcomed Dr. Regina M. Haney, Francis X. Maier, and Cynthia M. Spetrino to the Board of Trustees.
Haney is a resident of Alexandria, VA, and will serve on the Academic Affairs Committee as well as the Board of Trustees. She is the executive director of the Department of Boards and Councils of Catholic Education at the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). In this capacity, she shares her experience with school and diocesan boards across the country through workshops, research, and publications. She is co-author with John Convey of Benchmarks of Excellence: A Research Project on Effective Boards of Catholic Education.
Prior to joining NCEA in 1990, Haney served for nine years as the superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. Among her achievements as superintendent, she counts the revision and implementation of a system-wide accreditation plan, several publications including CRE-ACTION, a “hands-on” science guide for all grade levels, and the establishment of a network of curriculum coordinators. She received her doctorate from St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minnesota, in 2004.
Maier is a resident of Yardley, PA, and will serve on the Trustees Committee as well as the Board of Trustees. He currently serves as senior advisor and special assistant to the Archbishop of Philadelphia and senior lay aide. Prior to his current position, he was chancellor and special assistant to the Archbishop of Denver, CO, senior lay advisor and aide, and archdiocesan interfaith and ecumenical affairs officer.
Maier earned his B.A. in communications from the University of Notre Dame and his M.F.A. in film and television production from the School of the Arts, New York University. He has had articles published in the New York Times Sunday magazine, Christian Science Monitor, The American Spectator, and a variety of secular and religious publications, both national and international. Maier has also covered reporting assignments in Africa, Europe, Israel, and Latin America.
Spetrino is a resident of Rose Valley, PA, and will serve on the Development Committee as well as the Board of Trustees. She brings a wide spectrum of experience from the finance industry, teaching, and customer service. She currently serves as executive assistant for the Dubin Group. She is a member of the Mainline Newcomers Club in Philadelphia and served as the first vice president for the Newcomers Club in Avon, Ohio. She was also a member of the Junior League of Akron and Professional Business Women’s Club, both in Akron, OH. She received her B.S. in technical education from the University of Akron, OH.
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