Executive Secretary/ Chairman
Dates Served Name 1939-1940 Rev. Sylvester Eiseman, O.S.B. 1941-1942 Rev. Justin Snyder, O.S.B. 1946-1947 Rev. Hildebrand Elliot, O.S.B. 1947-1948 Rev. Francis (Frank) J. Hulsman 1948-1949 Rev. Victor Heinen, O.S.B. 1949-1950 Rev. Gregory Beezy, S.C.J. 1950-1951 Rev. Francis (Frank) J. Hulsman 1951-1953? Rev. Daniel Madlon, O.S.B. 1953-1954 Rev. Francis (Frank) J. Hulsman 1954-1956 Rev. Peter Miller, S.C.J. 1956-1958 [formerly Rev.]* John F. Bryde [formerly S.J.]** 1958-1959 Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin, O.S.B. 1962-1963 Rev. Alan Berndt, O.S.B. 1963-1964 Rev. Aloysius Bittman 1964-1965 Rev. George Pinger, S.C.J. 1965-1966 Rev. Joseph Karol, S.J. 1966-1967 Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin, O.S.B. 1967-1968 Rev. Emmett G. Hoffmann, [formerly O.F.M. Cap.]** 1968-1969 Mr. John Williams (Dakota?) 1969 Br. Edward M. Red Owl, O.S.B. (Dakota?) 1969-1972? Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin, O.S.B. 1970?-1977? Rev. Paul McHarness, O.S.B.
*Left the priesthood. **Left religious institute (order).
(Executive) Directors [and Acting Directors/ Acting Office Manager]
Dates Served Name 1977-1989 Rev. Gilbert F. Hemauer (1938-), O.F.M. Cap. 1989-1992 Mr. Frederick A. Buckles, Jr. (Assiniboine-Dakota) 1992 Rev. Michael Galvan (Ohlone) [Acting Director] 1992-1993 Mr. Wilson Boni (Apache) [Acting Office Manager] 1994-1996 Mr. Richard L. King (Assiniboine-Chippewa Cree) 1996-1998 Mr. Mike Valdo (Acoma) [Acting Director] 1998-[ongoing] Sr. Kateri Mitchell (Mohawk)(1940-), S.S.A.
Advisory Board/ Executive Committee
Dates Served Name 1977-1978 Deacon Francis Hairy Chin (Hunkpapa), Member 1977-1978 Sr. Genevieve Cuny (Oglala), O.S.F., Member 1977-1978 Rev. Gilbert F. Hemauer (1938-), O.F.M. Cap., Executive Director
Presidents [or Chair, Board of Directors]
Dates Served Name 1980-1986 Rev. Gilbert F. Hemauer (1938-), O.F.M. Cap. 1986-1989 Rev. John S. Hascall (Ojibwa), O.F.M. Cap. 1989-1992 Rev. Michael Galvan (Ohlone) [Chair] 1992-1994 Ms. Vivian Juan (Tohono O'odham) 1995 Mr. Gerald Tuckwin (Ojibwa) 1996-2000 Mr. Mike Valdo (Acoma) 2000-2001 Ms. Gladys Bordeaux (Brulé) 2001-2002 Mr. George Montoya (Sandia) 2002-2006 Dr. Kennith York (Choctaw) 2006-2009 Ms. Rosa Holguin-Hernandez (Tigua) 2009-2011 Mr. Ronald Tso (Navajo) 2011- Mr. Pierre Solet (Choctaw-Houma)
Episcopal Moderators (Representative of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Dates Served Name 1983-1986 Bishop John F. Kinney, Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota 1986-2008 Bishop Donald E. Pelotte (Abenaki) (1945-2010), S.S.S., Diocese of Gallup, Arizona-New Mexico 2008-[ongoing] Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (Potawatomi) (1944-), O.F.M. Cap., Archdiocese of Philadelphia; formerly of Archdiocese of Denver and Diocese of Rapid City