Board of Directors

Francisco de Borja Martín Garrido, PhD Inducted: Loyola University Andalucia, 2016

Francisco de Borja Martín Garrido is Director of International Relations (SIO) at Universidad Loyola Andalucía. Reporting to ULA President, Borja has contributed to the founding process of the first southern Spain private non-profit university. He works directing and facilitating global strategic partnerships in this Jesuit higher education institution. He is also part of the steering committee of IAJU (International Association of Jesuit Universities) and chair of Magis Exchange. He joined this vibrant project after eight years working in international trade at Williams and Humbert. He is Director of Extenda Chair in Internationalisation at Loyola Andalucía. Borja is part of the Leadership of EAIE, European Association of International Education, and serves at the Conference Program Committee. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, a Master in International Trade and he is a registered lawyer in Spain. He also holds an International PhD in Economics from ETEA-Universidad de Córdoba, Spain with a research stay at LMU, Los Angeles, USA.


Raphael S. F. Longobardi, MD  Inducted: Fordham Universtiy, 1985

Raphael S. F. Longobardi, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and athletic injuries. He is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holy Name Medical Center. Dr. Longobardi graduated with a degree in biology from Fordham University and earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine in 1990. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at NYU Medical Center, as well as an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic.  He has authored various articles related to the shoulder, presenting his work both nationally and internationally. Dr. Longobardi is currently a faculty member of the NYU Langone Medical Center-Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an active member of his community, the Knights of Columbus, and the Catholic Church.


Jennifer Lorentz Inducted: Marquette University, 2007

Vice President, Senior Managing Counsel — Global Regulatory Affairs, Mastercard   

Jennifer advises globally on digital and crypto assets, CBDC, blockchain and other emerging digital technologies. As Mastercard’s regulatory subject-matter expert in these spaces, Jennifer advises product teams and the broader organization to help navigate the evolving regulatory landscape where technology often outpaces regulation. Jennifer engages on the geopolitical implications of new forms of digital money and works to advance regulatory approaches that preserve financial stability, consumer protection and security in payments while fostering responsible innovation and expanded financial inclusion. Previously, Jennifer advised Mastercard and other public companies globally on cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, antitrust and international trade laws in the payments, financial services and technology industries.


Maria Meyer Inducted: Boston College, 2018

Maria Meyer is a senior in the Boston College Connell School of Nursing. She is the Boston College Alpha Sigma Nu Chapter President. Maria serves as the student representative on the governance committee for Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honors society, at the Alpha Chi Chapter. As a senior, she represents the class of 2019 as the School of Nursing Senate President and she is also involved as the Massachusetts Student Nurses' Association Webmaster. Maria is excited to collaborate with the other ASN Board of Directors members to continue to empower and grow the ASN university chapters.


James Miracky, SJ Inducted: Fordham University, 1983
Provincial Assistant for Higher Education Northeast Province  2014 – Present 
Father Miracky assists in representing the provincial’s office to the province’s higher educational institutions and in maintaining communications and cooperation among these works. He serves on the ACJU/Jesuit Conference Coordinating Committee, which assesses and refines the Mission Priority Examen process. 
Previous positions: 
Loyola University Maryland, Dean of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences 2010 – Jun 2014 
College of the Holy Cross, Associate Dean for Faculty Development Jun 2008 – Jun 2010 
Associate Professor of English 2003 – Jun 2010, Chair - English Department Jan 2006 – Jun 2008 
Assistant Professor of English 1996 – 2003


Francisco Sánchez Cuéllar Inducted: Loyola University Andalucia, 2017

A native of LeBrija, Spain, Francisco Sánchez Cuéllar is earning a dual degree from Loyola University Andalucia and Loyola University Chicago and currently is an intern at the Consulate General of Spain in Chicago.  He served as the Service and Loyalty officer on the Loyola Andalucia Chapter e-board.  As part of his degree program, he will spend an academic year at Loyola Chicago and a semester at the Felice Center in Rome.  Fran is most interested in connecting with other cultures and is a member of the Loyola Club of Spain.


Cindy Schmersal, M.A. Inducted: Xavier, 2002

Vice President for Mission and Ministry. Rockhurst University. 
Cindy manages professional team and facilitated strategic visioning, implementation and assessment of departmental goals and programs.  She offers compassionate support to students and colleagues, nurturing an inclusive, compassionate and mission-driven community. She fosters key relationships with internal and external individuals and organizations and manages departmental budgets and facilities.  Cindy serves as departmental representative on university
committees and strategic initiatives, including institutional climate study.  Previously, she served as Rockhurst’s Director of the Office of Campus Ministry and Director, Midwest Region Jesuit Volunteer Corps.


Deanna Howes Spiro Inducted: Fordham University, 2017

For more than a decade, Deanna Howes Spiro has served the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, including five years as director of communications. She previously served in the roles of Manager of Information Services and Executive Assistant to the President of AJCU.  As spokesperson for the Association, she is quoted frequently on topics ranging from lay leadership to Jesuit basketball. She led the Association’s first national joint advertising campaign in 2015, during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, as well as a joint social media campaign in support of Loyola University Chicago’s run during the Final Four in 2018.  Ms. Howes Spiro holds a BA in Communications and Media Studies from Fordham University and an MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University.  She is currently serving as the president of the Washington, D.C., Fordham University Alumni Chapter. She also serves on the steering committee for the Loyola Club of Washington, D.C., and on the advisory board for the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) program, of which she is an alumna.

Bennie D. Williams. Inducted: Le Moyne College, 2019

Bennie D. Williams currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Multicultural Student Center at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Prior to this, for seven years he worked at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York in a variety of roles and ended his tenure there as the Director of Inclusive Excellence & Global Education. Bennie holds a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College.