BOARD OF DIRECTORS
J. Michael Bernard, ESQ.
J. Michael Bernard, Esq. is a member of the Dykema law firm, working at their Detroit office. He has extensive experience in venture financing, mergers, and acquisitions. Mr. Bernard continues his long commitment to helping those in need.
Fr. Brian Lehane, SJ.
Director for the Central Funding Group of Royal Bank of Canada in New York City; formerly worked for the bank in London, England; Bachelor of Science and Engineering Degree, University of Pennsylvania; 1995 Salutatorian of St. John’s Jesuit High School. Chris was one of the four students who traveled with Father Don to Guatemala in 1994. His work raising awareness and funds for the Guatemala City garbage dump dwellers helped lead to the founding of International Samaritan.
New York, NY
Fr. Brian Lehane, S.J., is the director of mission and chair of the theology department at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He also teaches theology and leads retreats.
Rev. Thomas J. Pipp, SJ.
St. Paul, MN
Director of Novices for the Society of Jesus (Chicago, Detroit, Wisconsin provinces); former assistant pastor at St. Mary’s Student Parish; held various key roles at St. John’s Jesuit High School for 17 years; ordained to the priesthood in 1992; earned three master’s degrees in English, Divinity and Theology; Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Notre Dame.
Joe Rideout, ESQ
Partner in law firm of Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP of Toledo & Columbus, Ohio, Tampa, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina; current Administrator of the firm’s real estate department; extensive history with civic and charitable pursuits in Ohio and elsewhere.
Founder and CEO of SJS Investment Consulting, Inc., a Sylvania, Ohio based investment advisory firm. He currently serves on the board of several Catholic charities and educational institutions in Northwest Ohio.
Truman Timmis, J.D.
Founding Partner of Legacy Private Capital, LLC. Extensive business and legal experience gained over a twenty eight year career in estate planning and wealth management, real estate development and consulting and the practice of law. Very active in the community including extended terms on the boards of Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit, Detroit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and the Executive Board of the Wayne State University Law School Alumni Association.
Shelby Township, MI
President of Weingartz Supply Co., where he has been an active business leader since 1986; Member of the Legatus and Vistage Worldwide professional associations; Former Chairman and current member of the Michigan Green Industry Association; Current Director of Youth Vision Solutions and Macomb County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers; Former Director of Covenant House Michigan.
BOARD MEMBERS EMERITUS
Former President and CEO, former Chairman of the Board of Iams Company; current chairman of investment firm CYMI, Ltd., chairman of Aileron (formerly the Center for Entrepreneurial Education), President of Mathile Family Foundation; active board member for non-profit organizations focused on education for the underprivileged.
Retired founder of Pulte Homes; many philanthropic interests with emphasis on the poor, elderly, the homeless and children. Karen and Bill are founding members of the International Samaritan Board of Trustees.
Duane Stranahan, Jr.
President or Director of multiple enterprises; personal and family investment portfolios manager; President Stranahan Foundation; President and Trustee Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation; Trustee Hillsdale College, collier County Community Foundation, NCH Foundation.
Joan & John Vatterott
Founders of Vatterott College of St. Louis; current consultants to Vatterott College. Mr. Vatterot is Chairman of the school’s management team.