Catholic Athletes for Christ
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    Board of Directors

    McKenna_PhotoRay McKenna

    President

    RAY McKENNA is a Washington, D.C.-based attorney and former general counsel of the General Services Administration. He served as a lay baseball chaplain for eight years. He is Founder and President of Catholic Athletes for Christ.


    delaneyJim Delaney

    Vice President

    JIM DELANEY is the chairperson of Neumann University’s Board of Trustees.  He is the founder and former president and CEO of J.G. Wentworth & Company. Jim volunteers as a lector, bible study leader, and Eucharistic minister at St. John Vianney Parish. He earned both a B.S. in accounting and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University, and a master’s degree in taxation from Widener University. He resides with his wife, Jacqueline, in Haverford, Pa.


    KPO CAC 5Kevin O’Malley

    Secretary

    KEVIN O’MALLEY is a senior federal official working on budget, information technology, and economic development issues in Washington, D.C. He supports CAC’s general operations and coordinates the organization’s Major League Baseball ministry program.  Kevin earned his B.A. in Communications-Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from the University of Dayton, where he broadcast Dayton Flyers football and basketball and hosted a weekly radio sports show. Kevin, his wife Anne, and their six children reside in Northern Virginia.


    baraniakFather Jim Baraniak

    FATHER JIM BARANIAK is a Norbertine priest and Prior of the Canonry of St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, Wis.  He also serves as the Chaplain for the Green Bay Packers football team.  In addition, Father Baraniak leads CAC’s annual Mass and dinner for NFL coaches at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. He also maintains an active ministry at the Green Bay Correctional Facility.


    tombarcellonaFather Tom Barcellona

    FATHER TOM BARCELLONA is a priest of the Camden, N.J. Diocese and chaplain for the Philadelphia Eagles football team.


    Tom Carroll

    TOM CARROLL is a former major league pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds in 1974 and 1975, playing with arguably one of the greatest teams in major league baseball history.  Tom is a Senior Principal with The MITRE Corporation in McLean, Va., and is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where he teaches courses on international security.  He has been extremely supportive of CAC’s programs having served as a lead instructor at CAC’s 2015 Catholic Baseball Camp.  Tom and his wife, Elizabeth, reside with their two sons in Hamilton, Va.


     lindaLinda Del Rio

    LINDA DEL RIO is President of ExVotos Communications, LLC, and an accredited photographer. She serves as Vice President of The Jack Del Rio Foundation. Linda also serves as FOCUS Varsity Catholic’s Executive Consultant for collegiate athletes and missionaries and serves on committees within the Vatican Council of Culture in the division of Sport and within the Council of Laity and Sport. She has also organized women’s organizations for professional sport teams for wives, girlfriends, and their families. Linda’s writings and her accomplished and accredited photographs have been published globally in several publications in many newspapers and magazines. She is a Dame of Malta, a Lady of the Holy Sepulcher and supports many charitable causes including Comunita Cenacolo, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Knights of Columbus, Children’s Hospitals, and Special Olympics. Linda has been married to Jack Del Rio, head coach for the Oakland Raiders, for 28 years and they have raised four children — Lauren, Hope, Aubrey, and Luke.


     duddyDan Duddy

    DAN DUDDY is Head Football Coach and Pastoral Minister of Athletics at Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, N.J.  He also leads CAC’s Cathletes™ chapter program and serves as a speaker in the area of masculine spirituality and how it relates to athletics.


    Peter Grandich

    PETER GRANDICH is currently the President/CEO of Peter Grandich and Co. He entered Wall Street in the mid-1980s with no formal education or training, and within three years was appointed Vice President of Investment Strategy for a leading New York Stock Exchange-member firm. He would go on to hold positions as a Market Strategist, portfolio manager for four hedge funds and a mutual fund that bore his name. Peter is an active supporter of Athletes in Action, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Good News International Ministries and Catholic Athletes for Christ.  Grandich assisted with bible study and chapel services for the New York Giants and New York Yankees from 2002 to 2016.  His autobiography, Confessions of a Wall Street Whiz Kid, was published in 2011. In 2013, Grandich founded the Athletes & Business Alliance, a private organization of professional athletes and business executives who exchange ideas and build relationships with an emphasis on capitalizing on the talents of all involved.  He resides in New Jersey with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Tara.


    Machalski_PhotoMonsignor Tom Machalski

    MONSIGNOR TOM MACHALSKI is currently the President/Rector of SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Mich., as well as Chancellor of the Orchard Lake Schools. While back in his home diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., Msgr. Machalski served as a Catholic Chaplain to the New York Mets, celebrating Mass at the stadium during weekend homestands.


     Dr. Tammy Tenaglia

    TAMMY CARTER-TENAGLIA is a Clinical Psychologist and currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Malvern Institute and the Progressions Companies. In addition, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia.  Her clinical experience includes a focus on Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance services as well as Cognitive-Behavior therapy. Dr. Carter-Tenaglia has earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drexel University, as well as a Master of Arts and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University’s Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. She has been a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem since 2013.  She has also been supporting CAC’s efforts to advance its Cathletes chapter program in the Philadelphia region.


     Dr. Bill Thierfelder

    DR. BILL THIERFELDER is president of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. He is a licensed psychologist, a two-time NCAA Division I All-American, a former NCAA Division I coach, and a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Sports Psychology Registry (2000–2004). He participated in the 1980 United States Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, and was a medalist at the 1981 U.S. Track and Field National Championships. He is author of the book, “Less Than A Minute To Go: The Secret To World-Class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life” (www.LessThanAMinuteToGo.com).

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