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The Rochester Catholic Press Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 New York not-for-profit corporation, publishes the Catholic Courier, El Mensajero Católico, the Official Directory of the Diocese of Rochester and related digital media.

The corporation employs a staff of 12 writers, editors, photographers, designers, advertising and business professionals, operating under the direction of its publisher, Bishop of Rochester Salvatore R. Matano,  who also is president of the RCPA.

The other corporate officers are: Very Rev. Paul J. Tomasso, V.G.,vice president; Rev. Daniel Condon, secretary; and Ms. Jane Sutter-Brandt, treasurer.

The corporation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Members serve on one of three standing committees that conduct most of the Board’s work.

RCPA Directors are listed in the table below according to their committee assignments. Committees also include some staff of the newspapers and/or the diocesan Pastoral Center. These individuals are denoted in the table by asterisks after their names.

Editorial CommitteeFinance CommitteeBoard Recruitment &
Community Outreach Committee
Mr. Jim Redmond, ChairMs. Jane Sutter-Brandt, ChairMr. Doug Escher, Chair
Dr. Anthony CookMr. Michael CondonMrs. Patricia Anthony
Ms. Jennifer Ficcaglia *Ms. Karen Franz *Rev. Daniel J. Condon *
Ms. Karen Franz *Ms. Megan HenryMs. Evelyn D’Agostino
Rev. Paul GitauMr. Rolf MillerMs. Amanda DiPonzio
Mrs. Rebecca LeclairMr. William MorrisMs. Karen Franz *
Mr. Douglas Mandelaro *Deacon Frank PettroneMrs. Jennifer Hinton
Ms. Victoria Rippel WejkoVery Rev. Paul J. Tomasso *Mr. David Perotto
Very Rev. Paul J. Tomasso *Mrs. Colleen Trevisani
Rev. Daniel E. White *

The following individuals have been elected as Honorary Directors in recognition of their invaluable contributions over the course of several terms of service on the RCPA Board: Mr. Timothy Fitzgerald, Mr. Richard Hare, Mr. William H. Kedley, Ms. Helen McDermott and Ms. Caroline Riby.

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