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Corporate Member

Archbishop Sartain 2015



Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain
Archbishop of Seattle 

The sole member of this Corporation shall be the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. The Corporate Member shall appoint the members of the Board from nominations made by the Board.





Vacant, Chair

Open, pending Appointment by Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle


Dennis O’Leary, Vice Chair

Dennis graduated with an Honors B.A. from Gonzaga University and later received his teaching certificate from the University of Washington. He taught in the Seattle Public Schools for eight years. In 2001, Dennis obtained his Master Degree in Public Administration from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. Dennis has been with the Archdiocese of Seattle since 1980, and has served in a number of different leadership roles. Dennis currently serves as Executive Director of the Chancery for the Archdiocese of Seattle.  

Frank Feeman, Treasurer

Frank Feeman currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Archdiocese of Seattle. Frank is a Certified Public Accountant who has worked in Washington for over 30 years, as well as in Oregon and Alaska. Before joining the Archdiocese, Frank worked at Coopers & Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Puget Sound International. Frank was also a Member of the Archdiocesan Finance Council from 1989 to 1999, and served as Chair for six of those years. Frank was a founding Trustee of the Fulcrum Foundation in 2002 and continues to serve on that Board. Frank has been a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Parish since 1978.

Frank has a BA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, Seattle University, and has served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Accounting, teaching Financial Accounting and Advanced Auditing to MBA students.

Michael Reichert, Ex Officio

Michael is the President and CEO of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington. He was appointed to this position in 1979 by Archbishop Hunthausen. In 2002, he also became President and Trustee of the Catholic Charities Foundation of Western Washington. Michael also provides leadership to his organization’s limited liability corporations and partnerships for many low-income housing projects. Michael’s expertise is in structuring and transforming complex service organizations into integrated service delivery networks.

Michael is a graduate of Central Washington University and also brings to his career his culture as an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Indian Reservation. 

Diana Bader, OP, Trustee

Sr. Diana is a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Adrian, Michigan, and her career in Catholic health care spans many decades. Sr. Diana most recently served as Senior Vice President of Mission for Catholic Health Initiatives, a national system that includes acute care hospitals, long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities, community-based health services, and home care. In this role, she worked with the leadership team to develop the organization's policies, programs and practices, and sought out new partnership opportunities to further the Catholic health care ministry. She held a similar role with the Sisters of Providence Health System, where she worked to ensure the organization's core values were integrated into the strategic planning process and conducted orientation and education programs on the Catholic health care ministry.

Sr. Diana holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Seattle University, and a doctorate in Systematic Theology from the School of Theology at Saint Mary's in Notre Dame, Indiana. She has published numerous articles on ethics in medicine and has lectured to national audiences on this subject.


Joseph E. Buechele, Trustee

Joe was born in Washington State, raised in the suburbs of Chicago, and graduated from college at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He obtained a BS in Applied Mathematics and Physics while working for AT&T as a manufacturing engineer of telecommunications systems. In 1979, AT&T transferred Joe and his family to Seattle, and Western Washington has been their home ever since. Joe served as the General Manager for the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Darrington, Washington. As a tribal representative, he met and worked with the majority of the tribal organizations in the northern part of Washington. In 2000, he joined the staff of the Skagit Valley Churches as Regional Parish Administrator. In addition to his duties as the Regional Parish Administrator of the Skagit Valley Churches, Joe served as a Eucharistic Minister and as a member of the Catholic Community Services Skagit County Advisory Committee. Joe moved to work as parish administrator at St. Augustine and St. Mary Parishes in Oak Harbor in 2008, and retired from parish administration in 2010. 

Edgardo G. Jose, Trustee

Ed worked for 28 years as a manager in Patient Financial Services for UW/Harborview Medicine. After his retirement in 2007, Ed studied for and obtained State Licenses for Loan Origination and Life and Health Insurance Sales. Since 2009, Ed has worked as a contractor on special projects for UW Medicine Patient Financial Services. Ed earned his BA in Accounting from the Philippine College of Commerce in Manila, and is very familiar with non-profit health care operations, and government accounting and auditing. He is an active member of St. Matthew Parish in Seattle, serving many years as a member or as Chair of the Pastoral, School, and Finance Councils. He also serves as Coordinator for the North Seattle Deanery’s involvement with the Archdiocese’s Simbang Gabi Celebration every Advent. 


Diane McWithey, Trustee

Diane has served as the Executive Director of SHARE since October 1989. SHARE is a non-profit serving the hungry and homeless in Vancouver, Washington. When Diane began with SHARE, the organization had one shelter for homeless men and a hot meal program that served 24,000 meals a year. During the past 23 years, Diane has grown the agency and significantly expanded the number of programs and services being offered, to include operation of 3 shelters, 2 facilities for families, and the original Share House which serves single men. The Hot meal program serves over 125,000 meals each year. Services also include a street outreach program, a summer lunch program for children, and a food backpack program. Diane won the Service Provider of the Year Award at the WSCH 16th Annual Conference. Diane is a member of St. Joseph Parish and has served in a number of capacities with the parish including her current role on the Parish Finance Council.  

Rose Shandrow, Trustee

Rose serves as the System Director of Mission and Spiritual Care Services for the Tacoma-based Franciscan Health System, and has held that position since May 2002. Rose is responsible for directing, integrating and evaluating spiritual care services (e.g., ministry of pastoral care, consultation, sacraments and support to patients and their loved ones) for the Franciscan Health System (FHS).  Franciscan employs over 6,400 employees across the region. She serves on a number of community boards and advisory groups. She has also worked for Seattle University and in government.

Rose earned her BA from the University of Puget Sound and her MDiv from Seattle University. In 2008, Rose was chosen to receive the Catholic Health Association’s prestigious Mid-Career Award for outstanding leadership in pastoral and spiritual care, one of only three individuals in the nation selected for an award that year.



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