Board of Directors

Michael Jenkins, PhD  Inducted: University of Scranton, 2005

 Dr. Michael Jenkins is on leave as an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Scranton, as he works to establish a bachelor's degree program for future police and security personnel in Saudi Arabia.  He earned his bachelor’s degree     from the University of Scranton, and his MS and PhD from Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. In 2017, Jenkins served as a Fulbright Scholar with the London Metropolitan Police.  His work facilitates collaborations among criminal justice and social service agencies, student assistants, and faculty experts.  Jenkins’s primary area of interest is how police and citizens negotiate relationships to respond in creative ways to signs of physical and social. Dr. Jenkins's latest book on international and   transnational policing describes the structures and processes for policing across national boundaries.  Michael Jenkins previously served as the president of the Scranton ASN Alumni Club and Student Chapter President of the Scranton Chapter.

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.

Sean Michaelson, SJ, PhD Inducted: University of San Francisco, 2009

Sean Michaelson, SJ, is the Executive Secretary/Socius for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Georgetown University, and a master’s degree from Boston College.  Fr. Michaelson entered the Society of Jesus in 1996, later earning an MA in philosophy from Fordham and a PhD in 18th-century British and Irish satire from Arizona State University. His theology studies include an MDiv and a MA in theology from Regis College.  Fr. Michaelson taught at the Colegio del Sagrado Corazon in Montevideo, Uruguay, before joining the English department at the University of San Francisco as an assistant professor. In addition to serving as chair of the English department, Fr. Michaelson was the director of the St. Ignatius Institute and the adviser for Alpha Sigma Nu. Before his current role at the Jesuit Conference, he served for three years as formation director for the California and Oregon Province Jesuits, responsible for the training of the provinces’ men preparing to be Jesuit brothers and priests.

Penny A. Menge, RN, MSN Inducted: Loyola University New Orleans, 1990

Penny Menge has more than 30 years of experience in nursing and healthcare administration, with extensive nursing administration experience including: strategic, operational and clinical responsibility of acute care hospitals and surgery centers; planning and business development; managed care contracting and service line development. Ms. Menge earned her BSN from Loyola University New Orleans and her MSN from the University of South Alabama. She served as the 2013 chairman of the March of Dimes March for Babies; received the Loyola University Sister Agnes Fortier Award for Character, Scholarship, and Professionalism; was awarded Baylor College of Medicine Award for Outstanding Administrative Leader; and recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses. Her long commitment to serving the community is seen in her extensive service résumé, having volunteered with the American Red Cross for over 20 years and St. Bernard Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Ms. Menge is active in the Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend.

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.

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.

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.
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

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.