Leadership

Sean Clark, Chairman

Sean Clark is the former vice president for finance and information technology at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which defends and sustains individual rights at America's colleges and universities, particularly freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience, which are some of the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. He lives and works in Philadelphia.

Bobby Schindler, President

Bobby Schindler is President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and an Associate Scholar of the Charlotte Lozier Institute and is a a Paige Comstock Cunningham Senior Fellow at Americans United for Life. Bobby advocates for the medically vulnerable in honor of Terri Schiavo, his sister. A full-time pro-life advocate, Bobby and his family has been instrumental in providing resources and support to more than 4,000 patients and families at risk of euthanasia from physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and others more interested in healthcare rationing than in providing basic, life-affirming care for their most vulnerable.

Bobby is a regular contributor to LifeNews.com. His writings have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Linacre Quarterly, The Federalist, Chicago Tribune, TIME, National Review, Human Life Review, Townhall.com, The Daily Caller and many others. He holds degrees from LaSalle University, Florida State University, and a M.S. in Bioethics from the University of Mary, as well as a Certificate in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Bobby and his family authored the book, A Life That Matters, The Legacy of Terri Schiavo sharing their more than decade long battle to take care of Terri.

He lives in Cincinnati where he serves on the Pregnancy Center Plus (Cincinnati) and the New York State Right to Life advisory boards, and formerly served on the Right to Life of Cincinnati board of directors.

Charles Kerrigan, Treasurer

Charles Kerrigan is Senior VP and Chief Lending Officer for First CornerStone Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Kerrigan was Director of Marketing for Legacy Advisors, a financial advisory firm. Mr. Kerrigan also served as Senior VP and Private Banker at Wells Fargo’s Private Bank and was the CFO for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Mr. Kerrigan earned a BA, and a MBA degree from Temple University. In addition, Mr. Kerrigan earned certificates from The Wharton Advanced Management Program of the University of Pennsylvania; and from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities’ licenses, as well as a life insurance producer license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kerrigan serves on the following non-profit Boards: Chair, National Advisory Board for the Study of Church Management and Business Ethics, School of Business, Villanova University; Chair, Finance Committee, The Salvation Army Advisory Board of Greater Philadelphia; Irish American Business Chamber and Network in Philadelphia; Finance Committee, Catholic Social Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia; and the Budget and Audit Committee, the Union League of Philadelphia. He is also the Vice Chair, Chair of the Investment Committee, and Director of Relationships for SmartInvest, a global venture capital company with offices in Philadelphia and Ireland.

Mr. Kerrigan is husband to Mary, and father to Corinne, who experienced an anoxic brain injury and was dependent on others for her care until her recent passing. He is also the grandfather to Corrinne’s only son, Paul.

Brother Conrad Richardson, f.b.p., Secretary

Brother Conrad Richardson, f.b.p., is a Franciscan Brother of Peace from St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1982 by Michael Gaworski, the Brothers of Peace seek to rediscover and live in the fullness of the Christian Faith through the enlightenment of the Magisterium, Sacred Scripture and the Church's tradition through the example of the order’s inspiration, St. Francis of Assisi.

Before entering religious life Br. Conrad worked as a nursing assistant, caring for the elderly, the physically and mentally challenged and the terminally ill. He also volunteered with the Missionaries of Charity in Denver who were caring for those dying of AIDS. In 1996, Br. Conrad contacted the Franciscan Brothers of Peace in the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis and professed final vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in October of 2001.

Michael J. Tammaro, Vice Chairman

Michael J. Tammaro earned a BS in education from Mansfield University and an MS in education from Elmira College. After 33 years, Mike retired as a school teacher from Haverling Central School in Bath, NY. Mike is the co-founder of Corning Christian Academy, a K-12 Christian school in Corning, NY and was a member of their board for 30 years.

Mike was a standout basketball player in high school and college, was a high school and college basketball official for 28 years, and in 1994 was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame. Mike currently resides in Headland, AL with his wife Claudia Beth. They have two daughters, one adopted son and ten grandchildren. Mike is the Brother of Mary Schindler (Terri's mom) and Terri's Uncle.

David C. Gibbs III, General Counsel

David C. Gibbs III serves as president and general counsel of the National Center for Life and Liberty (NCLL), a legal ministry that protects the rights of churches and Christian organizations nationwide, with offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas.

A graduate of Duke University School of Law, Mr. Gibbs speaks regularly at churches and conferences across the country, while also litigating cases as a trial attorney. He has authored five books, including Fighting for Dear Life and Understanding the Constitution.

Sister Deirdre Byrne

Sister Deirdre Byrne is an active missionary sister and superior and a board-certified family practitioner and general surgeon. She retired with the rank of Colonel from the United States Army in 2009 after 29 years of service in the military She was extremely grateful for the opportunity to have served the "brave soldiers" while deployed to Afghanistan. "The military put me through med school. I felt really good about being able to finally give something back, especially when I went to Afghanistan," she says.

A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Sister Deirdre (known to many as Sister DeDe) followed in her thoracic surgeon father's footsteps and entered medical school at Georgetown University, where she eventually completed a surgical residency. During that time she also joined the Army. After a life of medical and military service in far ranging areas, she eventually was led to the Little Workers of the Sacred Heart community whose charism involved performing overseas medical missionary work and providing free medical care for the poor and uninsured. The over 100-year-old community includes 400-500 members. By 2000, the board-certified Dr. Deirdre Byrne made her commitment to the Little Workers and began her novitiate training in earnest.

Over the years, Sister Deirdre has found it easy to integrate her medical and military service into her religious vocation. Though comfortable in scrubs, she wears a full black or a white working habit when she can, and is grateful for the impact it has on those to whom she ministers. Sister Deirdre's other charitable medical/surgical service includes hands-on ministry in the rubble of the twin towers following the terrorist attack on 9-11, and annual medical missions in Kenya, Haiti and Sudan. She currently acts as the clinic director of the Spanish Catholic Center, serving the uninsured in the Washington Diocese. She is also a general surgeon who works through the clinic to serve those in need and is the superior of the D.C. Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts house, where the sisters run a pro-bono physical therapy clinic and diabetic eye clinic, as well as a pre-school for underserved children.

Events

Bobby Schindler, President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, travels the country to give witness to the importance of upholding human dignity through service to the medically vulnerable.

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