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Lisa Brenninkmeyer

Lisa Brenninkmeyer
Founder & Chief Purpose Officer

Raised as an evangelical Protestant, Lisa entered the Catholic Church in 1991. She has developed curricula and led Bible studies in Europe, Mexico and the United States for women and children. Lisa holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College. She lives with her husband Leo and their seven children in St. Augustine, Florida.

Julie Ricciardi

Julie Ricciardi
CEO & Board Chair

Julie spent five years at Chase Manhattan Bank before joining UPS in international marketing and eventually joining WWP as CEO. She has served in executive and strategic roles at Neighbor to Neighbor, a food and clothing pantry. Julie earned a B.A. in economics and theology from Boston College. She lives with her husband David and their two children in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Maria Dutmer

Maria Dutmer
Treasurer

For 13 years, Maria held various business development positions at Gartner, an information technology research firm. Maria established and led the first Denver WWP program and is active in her local school and parish communities. Maria graduated from the Boston College School of Management with a major in finance. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Rick and two children.

Kathleen Swanson

Kathleen Swanson
Secretary

Kathleen began her professional life with Gartner Group, an IT consulting and advisory firm, where she spent 11 years managing sales territories and later focused on sales training and methodologies.  She has spent the last 15 years as a corporate event planner, designing and managing events for Fortune 500 companies. Kathleen has been working with Walking with Purpose since 2016 producing events throughout the country.  She earned her B.A. in psychology from St. Mary’s College. She lives with her husband Ben and their three children in Kinnelon, NJ.

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Fr. Dave Sizemore

Fr. Dave Sizemore

Fr. David Sizemore has been a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Columbus, OH since 1996. The pastor at St. Francis de Sales parish in Newark since 2017, he was previously pastor of St. John Neumann Parish in Sunbury for eleven years. Fr. Dave as also an associate chaplain at Ohio Dominican University, and the Catholic Chaplain at Ohio Wesleyan University. He currently serves on a variety of diocesan boards, ministries, and programs, and holds four college degrees in philosophy, systematic theology, spiritual theology, and business administration.

Fr. Dave Pivonka

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is a nationally known author and speaker whose books include Spiritual Freedom: God’s Life Changing Gift, Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles with Jesus, Encounter Jesus: From Discovery to Discipleship, and his most recent release, Breath of God – Living a life led by the Holy Spirit. Fr. Dave is a member of the Sacred Heart Province of Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular and is presently the director of Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.

Fr. John Hopkins

Fr. John Hopkins, LC

Fr. John Hopkins LC was ordained a priest in 1991 by Saint John Paul II. He was a significant influence in the founding of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center and Center for Family Development. After completing a sabbatical of study in Rome and receiving his licentiate degree in Moral Theology in 2004, he returned to the DC area and was appointed President of Our Lady of Bethesda.

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Kathy Albano

Kathy Albano

Expansion Representative
Laurie Baschwitz

Laurie Baschwitz

Director of Operations
Liz Boring

Liz Boring

Fund Development Associate
Angelina DeVincenzo

Angelina DeVincenzo

Middle School and Young Adult Programs Coordinator
Lela Heick

Lela Heick

Regional Area Coordinator
Tierney Keogler

Tierney Keogler

Donor and Operations Administrator
Kristy Malik

Kristy Malik

Regional Area Coordinator
Joanne Marcinek

Joanne Marcinek

Systems and Data Team Lead
Jennifer Mays

Jennifer Mays

Parish Program Support Manager
Margaret Moynagh

Margaret Moynagh

Regional Area Coordinator
Karen O'Malley

Karen O'Malley

Regional Area Coordinator
Laura Phelps

Laura Phelps

Blogger
Ali Reeves

Ali Reeves

Regional Area Coordinator
Laura White

Laura White

Regional Area Coordinator
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Julie White

Customer Support Representative
Jeannine Yousif

Jeannine Yousif

Expansion Representative
MariCarmen Losada

MariCarmen Losada

Regional Area Coordinator
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Annelise Hartley

Regional Area Coordinator