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2020-2021 Catholic Press Association Board of Directors


CPA Board Officers

Publisher Member, Magazine
JD Long-Garcia
America Magazine
Honorary President
Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington
Vice President
Business Staff Member, Newspaper

Amy Kawula
The Compass

General Publisher Member
Joe Sinasac
Novalis Publishing

Regional Representative, Eastern
Katherine Long
The Catholic Sun




CPA Board of Directors




Editorial Staff Member, Newspaper
Jennifer Brinker
St. Louis Review
Member at Large, Magazine
John Feister
Glenmary Challenge
Diocesan Communication Director
Paula Gwynn Grant
Archdiocese of Washington
Business Staff Member, Magazine
Michael La Civita
ONE Magazine
Regional Representative, Western
Ed Langlois
Catholic Sentinel






Member at Large
Deirdre Mays
The Catholic Miscellany
Editorial Staff Member, Magazine
Alton Pelowski
Regional Representative, Southern
Ana Rodriguez-Soto
The Florida Catholic
Publisher Member, Newspaper
Matthew Schiller
Catholic New York
Regional Representative, Midwest
Maria Wiering
The Catholic Spirit

Ex Officio Members

Past President
Joe Towalski
The Central Minnesota Catholic

Executive Director
Tim Walter
Catholic Press Association















CPA National Planning Committee

  • Chair: Amy Kawula
    • Local Chair: Ed Langlois
    • Editorial Representative: Jennifer Brinker
    • Communications Representative: Penny Wiegert
    • Design Representative: Malea Hargett
    • Digital Media Representative: Allen Kinzly
    • Audio Representative: Elizabeth Brennan
    • Member-at-Large: David Renshaw
    • Member-at-Large: Matt Schiller
    • Executive Director: Tim Walter


CPA Awards Committee

  • Chair: Ana Rodriguez-Soto
    • Maria-Pia Negro Chin
    • Silvio Cuellar
    • Jaclyn Lippelmann
    • JD Long-Garcia
    • Chaz Muth
    • Mary Solberg
    • Mary Uhler
    • Anna Weaver
    • Tim Walter


CPA-CNS Liaison Committee

  • Chair: Rick Musacchio
    • National: Gretchen Crowe
    • National: Michael La Civita
    • Canada/Upper Midwest: Jim O'Leary
    • New England: Antonio Enrique
    • New York: John Woods
    • Pennsylvania: Matt Gambino
    • Mid-Atlantic/Ohio: Pete Sheehan
    • Midwest: Sam Lucero
    • Midwest: Anita McSorley
    • Illinois/Indiana: Joyce Duriga
    • South-Atlantic: Michael Flach
    • Upper South: Rick Musacchio
    • Lower South: Nicole Golden
    • Texas: David Sedano
    • Rocky Mountains: Maria Wiering
    • Southwest: Rob DeFrancesco
    • Pacific: Rick Delvecchio
    • Spanish:Open
    • At-Large: Teak Phillips

CPA Finance and Audit Committee

  • Chair: Joe Sinasac, Treasurer
    • Christopher Gunty
    • Mark Lombard

CPA Membership Committee

  • Chair: John Feister
    • Matt Gambino
    • Malea Hargett
    • Maria Wiering

CPA Nominating Committee

  • Chair: Joe Towalski
    • Pamela Aleman
    • Julie Asher
    • Mike Brown
    • Don Clemmer
    • Rob DeFrancesco
    • Lisa Hendey
    • Deirdre Mays
    • Ana Rodriguez-Soto

Education Committee

  • Chair: Jennifer Brinker 
    • Brian Finnerty
    • Amy Kawula
    • Teresa Peterson
    • Matthew Schiller

External Communications Committee

  • Chair: Alton Pelowski
    • Veronica Ambuul
    • Sharon Boehlefeld
    • J.D. Long-GarcĂ­a
    • Pamela Payne
    • Mary Uhler
    • Monica Yehle
    • Robert Zyskowski

Strategic Planning Committee

  • Chair: Matt Schiller

CPA Bylaws Committee

  • Chair: Michael La Civita
    • Rob DeFrancesco
    • Katherine Long
    • Barbara Mastrolia
    • Matthew Schiller

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