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 Mary Beth Fessler Anthony Gagliardi Frá Nicola Tegoni
Kenneth Craig, Chair Michael Donoghue Margaret Lyons
Area Support & Development Committee
Peter Bewley, Chair Gail Berardino Fernando Blanco-DoPazo Kenneth Craig Virginia Dwyer-Aoyama Mary Beth Fessler Rory Kelleher John Mitchell Non-Board Members: Walt Fountain Camille Kelleher Peter Maloy Barbara Wilson
Gail Berardino, Chair William Besgen George Molinsky
Rory Kelleher, Chair Peter Bewley George Molinsky John O’Rourke
Kathleen Gantz, Chair Fernando Blanco-DoPazo Nancy Graebe John Mitchell Thomas Reedy
John Murphy, Chair George Molinsky Frá Nicola Tegoni
Peter Kelly, Chair Laure Aubuchon Thomas Reedy Peter Bewley Kenneth Craig William Besgen Anthony Gagliardi John Murphy Deborah O’Hara-Rusckowski Anne Peach
Finance/Budget Review Committee*
Laure Aubuchon, Chair William Besgen Michael Donoghue Mary Beth Fessler Rory Kelleher Margaret Lyons
Anne Peach, Chair Andy Aoyoma Laure Aubuchon Kenneth Craig Kathleen Gantz Peter Kelly Deborah O’Hara-Rusckowski
Malta Human Services Foundation Board of Councillors Representatives
William Besgen Kathleen Gantz Peter Kelly John Mitchell Anne Peach Thomas Reedy
Anthony Gagliardi, Chair Fernando Blanco-DoPazo Kathleen Gantz John Murphy Frá Nicola Tegoni
Prison Ministry Committee
Craig Gibson, Chair Fay Connors, AUX Grace Dawgert Marion Glennon Steve Hawkins Pat Hofmeister Bill Mattison Paul Young
Spirituality, Education, Witness to the Faith Committee
Nancy Graebe, Chair Joseph Dutkowsky Virginia Dwyer-Aoyama Margaret Lyons George Molinsky Deborah O’Hara-Rusckowski John O’Rourke Frá Nicola Tegoni Frá Richard Wolff Non-Board Members: John Haas Rev. Joseph Johnson Rev. Enrique Salvo Jean Maloy