Board of Trustees

  1. For the past 16 years Dominican Volunteers USA has been placing committed individuals in yearlong terms of service in our nation’s most vulnerable communities. Last year alone, our volunteers provided over 30,000 hours dedicated to service, direct aid, and social justice. This year, we have 14 volunteers placed throughout the United States—Adrian, MI; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Long Island, NY; New York, Redwood City, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

  2. These volunteers are preaching God’s love through service and participating in the 800 year tradition of the Dominican Order by teaching in impoverished areas, working with and as advocates for victims of abuse, giving the gift of companionship to elders, and providing direct services and support to immigrants, refugees, and disabled persons. Their work not only impacts the areas they serve, but also inspires us to serve and fight injustice.
  1. Let the passion of our volunteers inspire you. Dominican Volunteers USA currently has several Board of Trustee openings. We are in need of dedicated professionals who value our mission and are committed to social justice. If you are interested in being considered for a Board of Trustees position, please contact fill out an application and contact Margaret Gorman at 312-226-0919 or at mgorman@dvusa.org by April 18, 2017.

Current Trustees

  1. COL. JoAnn Cotterman, OP (Southern Province), President

President, Lay Dominicans of the Southern Province (New Orleans, LA)

  1. Lisa Boris ('08, '09), Treasurer

Campus Minister, Regina Dominican College Prep (Chicago, IL)

    1. Sr. Kathi Sleziak, OP (Grand Rapids), Secretary

    Vocations, Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI)

  1. Sr. Diane Capuano, OP (Amityville)

Campus Ministry, Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY)

  1. Sr. Dusty Farnam (Adrian)

(Adrian, MI)

  1. Shannon Green (Former ED)

Director, CSJ Institute (Los Angeles, CA)

  1. Sr. Mary Jones, OP (Adrian)

Mission Education, Siena Heights University (Adrian, MI)

  1. Kacy Kilner Hayes (Former AV and ED)

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)

  1. Sr. Mary Kremer, OP (Sinsinawa)

(River Forest, IL)

  1. Br. Micheal James Rivera, OP (Western Province)

Director Province Website. Western Province (Oakland, CA)

  1. Megan Rupp ('13)

Director, Franciscan Outreach (Chicago, IL)

    Patricia M. Wormann, OP (Caldwell)

    Marian Manor Senior Housing (Caldwell, NJ)