Board of Directors
We are thankful to the following volunteers who share their wisdom and expertise to lead our organization.
Organizational affiliations are shown for identification purposes only; no endorsement by the organization is implied.
Pat Dougherty, Board President
Retired Senior Director of Advocacy Catholic Charites; Retired Missouri Senator and Representative
Michelle Miller, Board Vice President
CEO, Philanthropy Missouri
Meredith Rataj, Board Treasurer
Senior Program Director, Family Forward
Tom Nolan, Board Secretary
Retired Executive Director, Access Academies; Director, Loyola Academy -St. Louis; Executive Director, Human Rights Office, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Retired PSR Coordinator, Our Lady of Guadalupe
Cathy Doherty, SSND
Archdiocese Peace and Justice Commission
Director, Social Ministry, St. Francis Xavier - College Church
Michael W. Halterman
Retired Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Kansas City
Margaret Mary Moore
Director, Theology & Life Institute, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Washington University
Founder and President, Social Justice 4 All (SJ4A); Co-leader, Peace and Justice Team, St. Clare of Assisi
Msgr. Jack Schuler
Pastor, St. Cronan Catholic Church
Attorney, Greensfelder Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Retired Director, Analytics Training, Customer Development Group, Nestle Purina
Join the board
We are always looking for new board members. If you are interested in working to support our mission and build our network, please review our Candidate Qualifications & Considerations below.
Candidate Qualifications & Considerations
Seeds of Justice Network benefits from the inclusion of leaders with diverse identities and lived experiences within its Board of Directors. Candidates requesting consideration to join the Board are asked to share how their personal identities and experiences shape their passion for social justice in a letter of interest. Further, candidates should consider these qualifications:
Prior Board experience is welcome and not required. We welcome emerging leaders.
Candidates must demonstrate strong commitment to social justice at all levels and willingness to champion our mission and vision.
Candidates do not need to be Catholic and should support Catholic Social Teaching.
Candidates do not need to reside in St. Louis and connection to the region is encouraged.
Candidates do not need to be previously involved with Seeds of Justice Network and are advised to review the website, sign up for the e-newsletter and engage with related social media sites (e.g., request to join the Facebook group).
Candidates should have available time to commit to six, two-hour Board meetings annually as well as to actively participate on at least one committee.
After reviewing the above Candidate Qualifications & Considerations, interested candidates may contact any Nominating Committee member with questions. To apply, email resume and letter of interest (address the Candidate Qualifications & Considerations) to the 2021 Nominating Committee Interim Co-Chairs, Pat Dougherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michelle Miller (email@example.com).