Board of Directors

Michael L. Braden, SJ  Inducted: Saint Peter's College, 2010

Michael L. Braden, SJ, served as Vice President for Mission and Ministry at St. Peter’s University from 2008-16. Prior to coming to Saint Peter’s, Fr. Braden taught in the Mass Communications programs at both Loyola University in New Orleans and Loyola University of Maryland. Prior to his employment at Loyola College, he spent almost 10 years at Loyola University in New Orleans, where he was a director and producer of documentary films. In addition, he worked with the alumni chaplain to establish Christian Living Communities among the students. Fr. Braden was the assistant producer and program advisor of “Provoke Radio” for The Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in Baltimore. He is an experienced director of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, and because of his experience in Asia, especially China, he has an abiding interest in interreligious dialogue.  Braden’s international experience includes providing consultation at the Tien Educational Center, Kuangch’i Program Service and Taipei Language Institute in Taipei, Taiwan. In Cagli, Italy, he was an instructor for Loyola College’s Summer Experiential Learning Project in Journalism. Fr. Braden earned a Ph.D. in International Mass Communications from the Institute of Communication Research at the University of Illinois; an S.T.M. in Ethics and Society, as well as an M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA; and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University.

 

Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini  Inducted: University of Scranton, 1993

Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini is Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer at BBVA Compass, where she uses her e-commerce expertise to reimagine how the bank engages clients as it continues its digital transformation.  Ms. Dominiquini, who previously held chief marketing officer roles at Evite, BuySeasons and Sears Holdings Corp., works to transform the bank's marketing team into a data and analytics driven group, with a focus on providing clients a consistent experience in all of the bank's channels. She began her career in internal business consulting with Monitor Group, Strategos, and Prophet and honed her international business acumen driving growth initiatives for clients throughout Europe, Brazil and the Americas.  Ms. Dominiquini graduated from the University of Scranton and was a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay. She also holds a MBA from the University of Chicago.

 

Gregory Kalscheur, SJ  Inducted: Boston College, 2013

Gregory Kalscheur, SJ, is the Dean of Arts and Sciences as well as a professor in both the Law School and Political Science Department at Boston College.  Father Kalscheur graduated from Georgetown University with his undergraduate degree before going on to law school at the University of Michigan. After practicing law for several years, his vocation led him to join the Society of Jesus in 1992. Father Kalscheur was ordained in 2001 and completed his Jesuit training in 2010. During his training, Father Kalscheur had the opportunity to study and work at many of the Jesuit schools around the country as well as in Australia. In 2003, he joined the faculty of Boston College, where he has taught in the law school ever since. His extensive experience working at Jesuit universities and serving on boards will certainly provide valuable insight into the guidance of Alpha Sigma Nu within the network of Jesuit higher education.

 

Thomas Nolan  Inducted: Saint Louis University, 2001

Mr. Nolan spent nearly 20 years as the Director of the Human Rights Office for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and was directly responsible for social justice initiatives, including the establishment of Cardinal Ritter College Prep, a Roman Catholic college preparatory high school serving a predominantly African-American student population. He also founded organizations focusing on Saint Louis social justice issues, including the North Area Catholic Educators, Project Respond, and the South-North Academic Program.  In 1998, Tom founded Loyola Academy, a Jesuit middle school for boys following the Nativity Miguel model.  He then founded Access Academies, a not-for-profit corporation which has begun four Nativity Miguel schools in St. Louis, expanding life-changing education for those children living in poverty.  Mr. Nolan also co-founded Operation Toucan, a joint venture between SLU, St. Martin de Porres Parish and School in Belize City, and the St. Louis community, to coordinate resources and assistance for the people of Belize City. Mr. Nolan holds graduate degrees from St. Louis University, Weston School of Theology and Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Michelle Perez  Inducted: Saint Peter’s University, 2014

Michelle is a graduate student at Seton Hall University.  She earned a BA in political science at Saint Peter's University, as well as secondary fields of study in anthropology and philosophy. As a senior, Ms. Perez served as the Student Government Association President and the Under-Secretary General to the Saint Peter's University High School Model United Nations. She also served as the president of the ΑΣΝ Chapter at Saint Peter's, president of the Honors Club and vice-president of the History Club. She has coordinated and participated in community service programs such as the Saint Peter's University Food and Clothes Pantry. Previously, she was Youth Representative to the International Public Policy Institute, a non-governmental organization of the United Nations and currently represents Saint Peter's University in its NGO status at the United Nations.

 

Michael Reardon  Inducted: Marquette University, 2015

Michael Reardon is an Investment Analyst at Company Confidential in Seattle, WA. He previously interned at Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, Company Confidential, Broadview Advisors, and Francis Investment Counsel. He graduated from Marquette University's College of Business Administration with majors in finance, accounting, and business economics, and served as President of Marquette's ΑΣΝ Chapter. Mr. Reardon is also a graduate of Marquette University High School.

 

Annie Selak  Inducted: Santa Clara University, 2004

Annie Selak comes to the Board of Alpha Sigma Nu as a member and former Chapter officer from Santa Clara University, where she completed her undergraduate work in political science and religious studies. She went on to earn her Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and serve as a Jesuit Volunteer before beginning her career. Ms. Selak served as the Director of Campus Ministry at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in California before taking the role as Rector of Walsh Hall at Notre Dame University in 2010. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Her expertise in spiritual direction and working directly with students adds an important voice to the ΑΣΝ Board of Directors.

 

Cassandra Clark Theirl  Inducted: College of the Holy Cross, 2001

Cassandra Clark Theirl, Executive Director, is a member of J.P. Morgan Asset Management- Global Real Assets’ Debt Capital Markets Group. An employee of J.P. Morgan since 2002, she is responsible for debt procurement and mezzanine loan strategy for the domestic platform. Prior to joining Global Real Assets, she was a Vice President within J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Bank focusing on Investor Real Estate loan origination for the bank’s high net worth clients. Ms. Clark Theirl began her career as a credit analyst in the Commercial Bank’s Asset Based Lending Group. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross. She was the founding president of the New York Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni Club, and instituted a diverse array of service, spiritual, and speaker programs.  She also assists in fundraising  for Holy Cross alumni and is active in the HC New York alumni group.

 

Dung Tran, PhD  Inducted: Gonzaga University, 2011

Dung Tran, PhD, earned his doctorate in leadership studies at Gonzaga University and completed his master’s degree in theological studies at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.  He also holds a master’s degree in secondary education as well as two BA’s in communication studies and theological studies from Loyola Marymount University.  Dr. Tran’s research interests include Ignatian spirituality, Jesuit higher education, visual rhetoric, hermeneutics, Vietnamese history, and the intersection of communication, leadership, and theology.  His work has been published in Communication Research Trends and The International Journal of Servant-Leadership, (SUNY Press).  Dr. Tran recently accepted a teaching appointment in organizational leadership at Seattle University.  He is an inaugural faculty hire for the recently launched School of New and Continuing Studies.