Ex-officio Board Members:
Rev. Richard E. Dawson, Chair of NCCW Spiritual Advisors
Father Rick Dawson is a priest of the Diocese of Pensacola and is pastor at Saint Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in Defuniak Springs as well as Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Bonifay, Florida. He has served as the DCCW Moderator for the Diocese of Pensacola since...
Most Rev. Gregory L. Parkes (Episcopal Liaison)
The Most Rev. Gregory L. Parkes was installed January 4, 2017 as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg in Florida. Bishop Parkes spent the last four and one-half years as the Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee and serves as the Episcopal Liaison to the National Council of Catholic Women from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishop Parkes was born in Mineola, NY. He attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Massapequa, NY, Massapequa High School and Daytona Beach Community College before earning a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University. Prior to entering the seminary he worked in the banking industry in Tampa. He attended St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach from 1993-1996, and the Pontifical North American College in Rome from 1996-2000. He holds a Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) degree from the Pontifical Gregorian University (1998) and a Canon Law (J.C.L.) degree from the Pontifical Gregorian University (2000). He was ordained a priest of the Orlando diocese by Bishop Norbert Dorsey on June 26, 1999. Assignments after ordination included parochial vicar, Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando from 2000-2004 and parochial administrator and founding pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration, Florida, from 2005-2012. Bishop Parkes served the Orlando diocese as Vicar General and Chancellor for Canonical Affairs. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, and St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami. Bishop Parkes has two brothers, Christopher, and Father Stephen Parkes, a priest of the Diocese of Orlando. The Parkes’ parents are deceased. His motto in Latin is Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam which means “To Your Name Give the Glory.” It is taken from Psalm 115:1.
Beth Mahoney (Spirituality Commission)
Lindamarie Richardson Kelly (Leadership Commission)
Chris Heiderscheidt (Service Commission)
National Organization Representatives:
Betty Koch (Friends of NCCW for WUCWO)
Judith K. Pappagallo (Associates for NCCW)
Karen Painter (Representative to Religious Alliance Against Pornography)
NGO Representative to the United Nations:
Representative to the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations (WUCWO):