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Board of Directors

For more than 80 years, OCP has faithfully and effectively responded to the needs of the church—to the diverse and changing needs of parish communities and individual worshipers, in the U.S. and around the world.

The current members of the OCP Board of Directors, led by
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, are:


Pictured from (l): Rev. Msgr. Richard Paperini, Rev. Juan José González, Maureen Briare, Dave Brinker, Mike Schwab, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, John Limb, Rev. Msgr. Charles Lienert, Mary Jo Tully, Ken Willett, Claire Schulte, and Bishop Liam Cary. Not pictured: William Cardinal Levada

Maureen Briare
Maureen received a B.S. in Nursing and a M.A. in Liturgical Composition from the University of Portland, where she has been the Associate Director of Music in Campus Ministry since 2000. She worked as a registered nurse for several health care systems and as Music Director at Holy Cross Parish for eight years. She has over twenty years experience as a pastoral musician, teacher, composer and arranger, and has published music with OCP. Maureen was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2012.

Dave Brinker
Dave has over 25 years of software industry experience in a variety of operational, sales and financial executive roles in both public and private companies. Prior to joining ScaleOut Software, Dave was CEO/Chairman at Webridge, Inc., a pioneer in secure extranets. He started up Mentor Graphics’ Asian operations and later managed the worldwide field organization. Dave holds an Oregon CPA Certificate and spent his early years at KPMG Peat Marwick and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Dave served for a number of years on OCP’s Technology Advisory Committee. He was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 2008.

Most Rev. Liam Cary
Bishop Cary graduated from Mount Angel Seminary high school and college, and attended St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA, for a year before taking an 18-year leave of absence. Returning to the seminary in 1988, he was sent to the North American College in Rome, where he received a Licentiate in Moral Theology from Gregorian University in 1992, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Portland in September of that year. He was ordained bishop of Baker on May 18, 2012, and was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2013.

Rev. Juan José Gonzalez
Fr. Juan José González is a Missionary of the Holy Spirit. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and attended college there. Fr. Juan was ordained in 2000 and assigned as Vice Rector of the Felix Rougier House of Studies in Mt. Angel. In February 2003 he was assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew Parish in Hillsboro, and was named Pastor in May of the same year. Since July 2010, he has served as one of two Counselors to the Provincial Superior of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, and now resides in Roy, OR. Fr. Juan was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in February 2008.

His Eminence William Cardinal Levada, STD
Cardinal Levada was appointed Archbishop of Portland in July 1986, and served as President of OCP’s Board of Directors for nine years. He was appointed Archbishop of San Francisco in 1995, and Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on May 13, 2005, retiring from this position on July 2, 2012. He now resides in Menlo Park, CA. Cardinal Levada was reappointed to OCP’s Board of Directors in February 2005.

Rev. Msgr. Charles Lienert
Msgr. Lienert was ordained in 1968. He served as vicar for clergy for the Archdiocese of Portland for 12 years. He was named pastor of St. Andrew’s Parish in Portland in 2004. In addition, he is a member of Pastoral Council of the Archdiocese of Portland, and a member of National Federation of Priests Council board. Msgr. Lienert has been a member of the OCP Board of Directors since 1998.

Rev. Msgr. Richard Paperini
Msgr. Paperini received a B.A. in English Education from Portland State University before attending Mount Angel Seminary. He was ordained a priest in June 1977. He received both a Master of Divinity and M.A. in Theology from Mount Angel, a Masters in Liturgy from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in Education from the University of Portland. He served at Mount Angel Seminary as Instructor of Liturgy, Formation Director for 19 years and as President-Rector for 11 years. Msgr. Paperini was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2013.

Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample is the eleventh bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland. He was ordained a priest June 1, 1990, and served in several parish assignments in Marquette, MI, before moving to Rome to earn a degree in Canon Law. Upon returning to Marquette he served the diocese in a number of capacities including as a member of the Marriage Tribunal, as chancellor, as a member of the College of Consultors, and as director of the Department of Ministry Personnel Services. He was ordained bishop of Marquette in January 2006, and was installed as archbishop of Portland on April 2, 2013.

Claire Schulte
Claire is the Vice President Corporate Controller for Integra Telecom. In her 19 years of accounting and finance experience, Claire has worked on initial public offerings, debt restructuring and refinancing, and international acquisitions. While based in Hong Kong, Claire consulted with Merix Corporation on significant Asian acquisitions. During her early years at Deloitte, she provided financial advisory services in both the US and the UK. Claire has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Portland. She joined OCP’s Board of Directors in 2007.

Michael Schwab
Mike is Chief Executive Officer of The Portland Clinic. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Portland and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Mike served six years in the U.S. Air Force. He is past President of Oregon Medical Group Management Association and Portland Rotary Charitable Trust, and is a past Board member of the Portland Rotary Club. Mike was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 2010.

Mary Jo Tully
Mary Jo Tully is the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland. A Chicago native, she was appointed Chancellor in 1990 after serving as Vice-Chancellor for one year. She is the former Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Chicago. She writes a weekly column for The Catholic Sentinel and has published a religious education textbook series. Mary Jo was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 1991.

Ken Willett
Ken was the founder of Ignis Systems Corporation, a healthcare software and services company, which is now part of Liaison Healthcare Informatics. Ken serves as VP of Health IT Strategy for Liaison. He received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Whitman College, a M.S. in Computer Science from Washington State University, and a M.S. in Systems Science from Portland State University. Ken co-founded Mentor Graphics Corporation where he worked for thirteen years. He has been involved with music ministry in his parish for the past twenty years, and has served on the Archdiocese of Portland Pastoral Council and the Board of Directors of the Oregon Repertory Singers. Ken was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 2011.

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