Dr. Mary T. O’Neill
Dr. Mary T. O’Neill is currently serving as Vice President for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education for Catholic Health Services of Long Island where she has ministered for the past ten years. Prior to Catholic Health Services, Mary T. worked for 17 years in spiritual care at Calvary Hospital. Board Certified as a chaplain with NACC in 1985, and then certified as a full CPE Supervisor in 1988 with both the NACC and ACPE. She has served within NACC in a variety of leadership roles including: Certification Commission, Standards Commission, Regional Certification Chair for the New York State when regions were functioning, as well as served two different terms on the USCCB Commission on Certification and Accreditation Board of Directors, during her first term as Board Chair. Within ACPE, Mary T. also served on their Certification, Accreditation, Nomination, and Finance Committees. She has advanced the profession through presentations at numerous occasions for ethics conferences, mission retreats, NACC Conferences, Catholic Health Association, as well as teaching an annual course on Theology of Suffering, Grief, and Death at the Avila Institute of Gerontology in New York.
Jim Letourneau, M.Div, MSW, LCSW was NACC Board Certified in 1996, and has served in several NACC volunteer leadership roles, including certification interviewer, Interview Team Educator, Chair of the NACC Nominations Panel, and the NACC 2006 Vision and Action Committee. He is Director of Mission and Promoting Catholic Identity for Trinity Health, Livonia, Michigan. In his role, Jim oversees the Mission assessment process for the Trinity Health system.
Timothy G. Serban
Timothy G. Serban, M.A., BCC, serves as Chief Mission Integration Officer – Providence Health & Services Oregon Region. Tim has been a member of NACC since 1989, was board certified in 1991, and earned a Master’s Degree in Theology and Pastoral Ministry in Healthcare from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Tim has been in the field of Spiritual Care, Mission and Ethics for over 25 years and in the Providence Health & Services system since 1993.
Tim served as one of the first ITE’s and has been involved with certification interviewing for more than 20 years. He also serves on the CHA Pastoral Care Advisory Committee, and works on the Quality Subcommittee of the PCAC.
From 2003 to the present, Tim has been involved with NACC as a certification Interviewer. As NACC’s Liaison to the American Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care Team, he now serves as the national volunteer lead and Pacific Division Advisor for this newly integrated function of the American Red Cross. Tim and colleagues recruit, train, and mentor hundreds of NACC members through the Red Cross and has written frequently on the impact of his Red Cross experiences, including his time in American Samoa. He wrote extensively promoting the field including a chapter in the book Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Responses to Community, Regional and National Tragedy (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2008) and The R.E.D. Guide to Recovery: A Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors, published January 2010, and in the area of Complicated Arresting and Survival Grief in Professional Chaplaincy, published in (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2011)
Beverly Beltramo earned her NACC Board Certification in 2005 and has served NACC in a variety of roles including Michigan State liaison, Conference Chair for the 50th Anniversary National Conference in Baltimore, MD, Certification Interviewer, one short year as an ITE and as Workshop Chair for the 2013 National Conference. Bev currently serves as the Chief Mission Officer for St Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan, part of the Trinity Health System. Prior to this, she served as the System Director for Spiritual Care for Oakwood Health System in Dearborn, Michigan.
Carolanne B. Hauck
Carolanne Hauck was certified in 2007 and since then has volunteered with NACC mostly through her passion for the certification process. She began as an interviewer, served as an ITE for six years and one year as a commissioner.
Professionally Carolanne worked for ten years as staff chaplain at Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine’s Women and Babies Hospital where she helped to coordinate the Perinatal and Palliative Bereavement programs.
Since 2013 she has served as Director of Chaplaincy Care & Education at Lancaster General/ Penn Medicine Hospital in Lancaster County Pennsylvania and looks forward continuing to work with NACC.
Mary M. Heintzkill, MTS was NACC Board Certified in 2004, and has served in several NACC volunteer leaders roles, including member and chair of the NACC Ethics Commission and the NACC/CHA Metrics Task Force. She also served as Co-Chair of the Ascension Health Spiritual Care Task Force and serves as a member of the Ascension Health Spirituality and Mission Board Committee. She currently is System Director of Pastoral Care and CPE for St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Donna O’Brien brings strengths in strategic planning, and has worked with dioceses, as well as academic and health care institutions. She is the founder and president of Strategic Visions in Healthcare, LLC (www.strategicvisionsinhealthcare.com/index.php/about-us)
Michael R. Saxton
Rev. Michael Rice Saxton is an ordained Baptist minister endorsed by the American Baptist Church, USA. Rev. Saxton has been a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains for thirty years. His ministry has been as a hospital chaplain and a Spiritual Care department director. Mike has served as a hospital chaplain in eight hospitals across the country in Corpus Christi (TX), Dallas (TX), Dayton (OH), Spokane (WA), Albuquerque (NM), Omaha (NE), Indianapolis and South Bend, (IN). Much of that time he has also taught as a Supervisor for the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. Mike has started two CPE programs (St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend). Additionally he provided the administration coordination for the first ACPE program in Mexico at CHRISTUS Muguerza Hospital in Monterrey.
Throughout his ministry, Mike has been involved in interdisciplinary and community education with nurses, physicians, and congregations. Of particular interest is the role in which spirituality plays in health/sickness both in terms of defining wellness and identifying adaptive capacities in coping related to spirituality.
Mike is married to Joan and they have four children and five grandchildren. He enjoys reading, movies, and working on projects around his home.
Michael Spine has years of experience in communication and strategic planning with diverse health systems. He is the founding partner of 3rd Curve Health Care (3rdcurve.com/team/micheal-spine)
Brian Yanofchick is vice president of mission integration for KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives. Prior to joining KentuckyOne Health in 2012, Brian served as senior director of Mission Integration and Leadership Development for the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in St. Louis, Missouri for six years. He also held senior leadership roles with Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System and DePaul Medical Center in Virginia. While Brian was with CHA he worked closely on collaborative projects with the NACC leadership. Brian brings a wealth of business, mission, and association experience to the NACC Board.
David A. Lichter