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 16 states 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 involving over one hundred organizations and ministries. Food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring at risk children are just some of the activities in which members engage.
The 5 person Steering Committee has served its purpose and the full 12 person Board, as of 11 2017 will be these members:
Mike McGarry, KM CoChair
Collins Whitfield, KM CoChair
Robert J. Fredericks, Ph. D., GCMOb Chair Emeritus
Eileen Bitten, DM Western Association
Steve Caron, KM American Association
Roman Ciecwierz, KMOb Canadian Association
Aleksander Johnston, Aux Federal Association
Patrick Kraft, KM Western Association
Doug Sandvig, KM – Federal Association
John Santa, KM American Association
Andy Vissicchio, KMOb American Association
Chaplain, Fr. George Williams, S.J., ChM American Association
The focus of the process is to develop and furnish a two-year draft plan for the four Association Presidents that will become a “living document” for the Apostolate. One or more Board members will take responsibility for the Actions outlined below to make this plan succeed. Future significant changes to the Strategic Plan will require the four Associations approval.