National Advisory Council

Meeting Room

The Office for the Protection of Minors at CMSM is assisted in its task by a talented cadre of experts in the field who comprise the National Advisory Council (NAC). Similar to the National Review Board (NRB) of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB),  the NAC is an independent panel of nationally recognized experts who volunteer their time and which advises CMSM on all matters related to the protection of minors for religious institutes of men in and throughout the United States. 

NAC Members

Len Sperry, MD, PhD, D.Min., Chair
Steve Levatino, Esq., Vice Chair
Carol Brescia, LCSW
Rolando Diaz, Ph.D.
Dr. Angelo Giardino, MD
Dr. Mary Hess, Ph.D.
Bishop Gerald Kicanas (Episcopal Liaison)
Sister Katarina Schuth, OSF, Ph.D.

Current Liaisons

Fr. Gerard J. McGlone, SJ, PhD, Associate Director-Protection of Minors, CMSM
Ernest Stark, liaison from the USCCB National Review Board

Invited Guests

Fr. Brian Terry, SA, President, CMSM
Fr. John Pavlik, OFM. Cap., Executive Director, CMSM


Dr. Aimee Beiler, MD
Mr. Drew Dillingham, USCCB Staff
Rev Dr. Stephan Kappler, Psy.D.