About the Order The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization. The 13,500 Knights and Dames remain true to its principles – nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith and serving the poor and the sick.
The American Association Founded in 1927 as the first association of the Order of Malta in the Americas, the association is headquartered in New York City with over 2,000 Knights, Dames and volunteers in over 30 Areas working with the poor, sick, and incarcerated and giving witness to the Catholic faith.
Spirituality Knights and Dames join the Order of Malta to pursue their spiritual growth over a path laid out by Blessed Gerard more than nine hundred years ago, seeking to nurture and witness the Faith and assist the sick and the poor.
Spirituality in Action Members are involved in hands-on work at over 100 hundred organizations, including food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring programs for at risk children.
The President and Chancellor are ex-officio’s on all committees except the Audit and Nominating Committee
Admissions and Formation Committee*
Thomas Reedy, Chair Gail Berardino Fernando Blanco-DoPazo Virginia Dwyer-Aoyama Mary Beth Fessler
(Provides oversight of the Auxiliary’s Governance Committee)
Kenneth Craig, Chair Michael Donoghue H. Stephen Fletcher Mary Delaney, ex officio
Anti-Human Trafficking Committee
Deborah O’Hara Rusckowski, Chair Peter Kelly Heather Fisher, Non-Member Advisor
Mary Delaney, Chair Lauren Andree, Hospitaller Stephanie Babin, Secretary Nick Musicco, Treasurer Francesca Tempesta Christopher Carter Lee Kenneth Craig, ex-officio
Area Support & Development Committee
Mary Beth Fessler, Chair Gail Berardino Kenneth Craig Joseph Dutkowsky Virginia Dwyer-Aoyama H. Stephen Fletcher Margaret (Meg) Lyons John Mitchell
Kathleen Gantz, Chair Gail Berardino George Molinsky
Rory Kelleher, Chair George Molinsky Fra’ Nicola Tegoni
Kathleen Gantz, Chair Joseph Dutkowsky Nancy Graebe John Mitchell Greg Oussani Thomas Reedy
Frá Nicola Tegoni, Chair David Dempsey George Molinsky
Peter Kelly, Chair Thomas Reedy (Chancellor) Laure Aubuchon (Treasurer) Kenneth Craig (Hospitaller) Rory Kelleher (Secretary) Virginia Dwyer-Aoyama Anthony Gagliardi Nancy Graebe George Molinsky Anne Peach Fra’ Nicola Tegoni
Finance/Budget Review Committee*
Laure Aubuchon, Chair Michael Donoghue Mary Beth Fessler Margaret Lyons Anne Peach
Anne Peach, Chair Andy Aoyama, President MHSF Laure Aubuchon Fernando Blanco-DoPazo Kenneth Craig Thomas Egan Kathleen Gantz Peter Kelly
Malta Human Services Foundation Board of Councillors Representatives
Laure Aubuchon Joseph Dutkowsky Peter Kelly John Mitchell Anne Peach Thomas Reedy Non BOC MHSF Board Members: Andrew Aoyama – President TBD – Vice President Keith Cardoza Jean Maloy Suzy Moran Michael O’Rourke Chris Pilalas Joseph Sindelar, Jr.
Virginia Dwyer-Aoyama, Chair David Dempsey Joseph Dutkowsky Mary Beth Fessler Rory Kelleher
Prison Ministry Committee
Mary Jo Kriz, Co-Chair Bob Nephew, Co-Chair Fay Connors, AUX Grace Dawgert Marion Glennon Steve Hawkins Pat Hofmeister Bill Mattison Paul Young
Spirituality, Education, Witness to the Faith Committee
Frá Nicola Tegoni, Chair David Dempsey Thomas Egan Nancy Graebe Margaret Lyons Debra O’Hara Rusckowski Greg Oussani Fra’ Richard Wolff