WASHINGTON – Two educators, a district court judge, a psychologist and a civic association leader will begin three-year terms on the National Review Board June 1. A judge and another psychologist also have been named to the board for terms beginning June 1, 2009.
Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, announced the appointments May 22.
Established by the bishops in 2002, the board reviews diocesan compliance with the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” oversees diocesan audits on child protection policies and practices, and recommends ways to ensure child protection to dioceses and church-based agencies.
Joining the board this June 1 are:
– Ana Maria Catanazaro, an associate professor, director of public health programs and director of La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She also is a member of the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People.
– Ruben Gallegos, who spent 33 years as an educator and currently is executive director of International Educational Services Inc., a Los Fresnos, Texas-based child care association for unaccompanied minors from Central America.
– Al Notzon III, recently retired as the director of the Alamo Area Council of Governments in Texas and chairman of the San Antonio Archdiocesan Review Board.
– Thomas Plante, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.
– Judge Geraldine Rivera of the second judicial district of New Mexico’s District Court.
Charles Handel, a psychologist who practices in Cincinnati and is an adjunct professor of psychology at Xavier University, and Anna Moran a judge on the Kenai, Alaska, Superior Court’s third judicial district will begin their terms in June 2009.