Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House are responsible for:

  • Periodically reviewing the Mission Statement.
  • Ensuring that members share a common understanding of the Board’s responsibilities and duties.
  • Establishing and maintaining good procedures for carrying out the duties of the Board, and for evaluating its performance in doing so.
  • Establishing  goals, policies, programs, and services for the House.
  • Ensuring that goals, programs, and services are implemented in a manner that advances the fundamental purposes of the House and the Mission Statement.
  • Ensuring that the people and organizations that the House serves, and to whom it is accountable, are well informed regarding the House’s purpose, goals, programs, services, policies, and performance.
  • Identifying short-term and long-term needs of the House.
  • Developing an annual balanced budget and oversee operation of the House within the approved budget
  • Seeking and securing necessary funding to ensure the on-going mission of the House.
  • Advancing a positive image of the House and promote goodwill for the House in the community
  • Praying for the success of the House’s operation and the programs held there

Board directorss serve upon the appointment of the Archbishop for a three year term, and may serve two consecutive terms.

Board meetings are four times a year (January, March, May and October).

Our current Board is served by:

Patrick Sprankle- St. Louis Parish – Chair

Phil Howard – Verizon Wireless – Vice Chair

Joe Slovick – Eastern Saving Bank – Treasurer

Frank Laws – Thomas & Libowitz, P. A.- Secretary

Tom Alban – Archdiocese of Baltimore

Kathleen Bolesta – The Training Room, Inc.

Meghan Cosgrove – Holy Angels School and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish

Maribeth Harper – Glory Days Grill

Fr. Steve Hook – St. Ursula Church

Amy McClain – Ballard Spahr, LLP

Jason Medinger – US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland

Kevin Murphy-  Browning Reagle Insurance Group

Candido Palting – Morgan Stanley

Paul Reif – Glen Arm Building Company

Kristin Rupprecht – St. Margarget Parish

Barry Simms- WBAL-TV News

Patrick Terranova – Baltimore Development Corporation

 

Patricia Baynes – Baltimore County Public Schools – Emeritas

Frank Savarese – Weyrich, Cronin, and Sorra, Chartered – Emeritus

 

Mike Downes – Director, Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House– Board President – ex officio

John Matera- Comptroller, Archdiocese of Baltimore – ex officio

Craig Gould – Director, Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Baltimore – ex officio