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Diocesan Review Board

The Honorable Joseph P. McCarthy was an Erie County Court judge for over 25 years. Most recently, he has served as acting justice of the Supreme Court and supervising judge of the criminal courts for the eight counties of Western New York. In 2002, the Erie County Bar Association honored Judge McCarthy with its Outstanding Jurist Award and in 1995 the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association gave him their Distinguished Alumni Award. Prior to his work on the bench, Judge McCarthy served as first assistant district attorney in Erie County. He has been involved in a number of community activities, including the Erie County Anti-Rape Task Force, the Governor's Forensic DNA Analysis Panel and the Canisius College board of governors. He has also served on the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and has frequently lectured on criminal law before other judges, lawyers and police officers. Judge McCarthy was one of ten judges selected from across New York State to redraft and publish the legal instructions given to jurors in criminal trials. He and his wife, Susan Crato McCarthy, are the parents of three sons.

Frank J. Clark, III

Alfred F. Luhr, III is senior vice president and regional market manager with the Business and Professional Banking Department, which he established in 1988, at M&T Bank. In this position, he manages a team of 18 business bankers that oversee 20,000 local small business relationships. He is also responsible for new business development, credit and the maintenance of commercial account relationships involving professional, family and privately held-businesses throughout the M&T Bank Corporation Western New York market. After management training, Mr. Luhr was a senior commercial loan representative and office manager for Marine Midland Bank in New York City. In 1976, he returned to Buffalo to work for M&T Bank as assistant vice president and senior commercial loan representative. He left in 1979 to become assistant vice president of marketing with the American Steamship Company. Mr. Luhr returned to M&T in 1986 and was named vice president and group manager of the commercial banking department. Mr. Luhr received his MBA from New York University Stern Graduate School of Business in 1972 and a BA in History from Canisius College in 1968. Mr. Luhr was born in Buffalo and still resides in Snyder, New York with his wife, Susan.

Rocco J. Diina served as Police Commissioner and Chief of the Buffalo, NY Police Department. Mr. Diina is an accomplished law enforcement administrator, security firm founder and community leader. Mr. Diina served as a Member of Board of Advisors of Universal Guardian Holdings Inc. He served as an Instructor of the FBI International Academy. He is also a respected member of the following organizations: Major Cities Chiefs, Major Cities Joint Terrorism Task Force, Police Executive Research Forum and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is Member of Advisory Council at Vigilant Solutions, Inc. Mr. Diina is a Graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute, Senior Management Institute from Harvard University.

Maria J. Picone, LCSW-r is the Coordinator of Special Projects, Metropolitan & District Services at Catholic Charities of Buffalo.  She is an Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a Fellow in the American Orthopsychiatric Association.

Tom Mazur, Psy. D., is a clinical assistant professor, both of psychiatry and pediatrics, at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He has specialty training in psychoendocrinology and sexology and works at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He is one of very few clinical psychologists in the country with such specialty training who works with pediatric endocrinologists counseling families with children diagnosed with various hormonal conditions, growth disorders and sexual concerns. Dr. Mazur, a licensed psychologist in both New York and Maryland, has been a certified sex educator for years. For the past 10 years, he has directed a program for teens involved in sexually inappropriate behavior. Dr. Mazur is a parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister.

Patricia W. Collard, RN, is a registered professional nurse who currently volunteers her time at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute and Marillac Guild of Sister's Hospital. She served as a nurse in various capacities at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Ms. Collard has served on the Diocesan Board of Education, Bishop's Council of the Laity, the Mt. St. Joseph Academy board of trustees and the St. Rose of Lima Parish Council. She and her husband, Dr. Timothy Collard, have four children.

Sister Anne Marie Jablonicky, CSSF -Anne Marie Jablonicky, a Felician Franciscan sister, is a counselor and therapist at the Diocesan Counseling Center for Church Ministers in the Diocese of Buffalo, NY. She is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and a NYS certified school psychologist. She holds graduate degrees in clinical psychology from St. John's University, Queens, NY, school psychology and a professional diploma from Alfred University, Alfred, NY and counseling from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. She has also completed post-graduate training in counseling psychology and advanced Rorschach testing. For the past 30 years, Sister Anne Marie has done individual and group therapy, candidate assessments, psychological testing, educational workshops, and consultation services to diocesan officials, clergy, women and men religious, and various leadership teams. She has served as a member of her province's leadership team, the formation team at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY and an instructor in the clinical pastoral education (CPE) program of the Catholic Health System. She also serves on the Felician Services Inc. Board of Directors which is responsible for the oversight of all the Felician-sponsored ministries in North America.

Roderick Quebral, Esq., is an attorney who serves as principal counsel for the Attorney Grievance Committee - 8th Judicial District. He is a former assistant district attorney in Erie County, including two years in the Comprehensive Assault, Abuse and Rape Unit and two years in the special investigations prosecution unit. He is treasurer of the St. Thomas More Guild, the Catholic lawyers' organization in Western New York. Mr. Quebral has lectured extensively on various ethical issues. He lives with his wife, Barbara and their five children in Kenmore where he is president of the St. Paul's Parish Pastoral Council and was president of St. Paul's School Board. He is a member of the Diocesan Board of Catholic Education.

Rev. Msgr. W. Jerome Sullivan, JCD, was ordained to the priesthood on December 20, 1961, Monsignor Sullivan obtained a doctorate in Canon Law from the Lateran University in Rome in 1966 after which he served as Vice Chancellor. He has served as Parochial Vicar at Saint John Fisher Parish, South Dayton NY, Saint Paul Parish, Kenmore NY, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Buffalo NY. He was the Administrator of Assumption and Queen of All Saints Parishes in Lackawanna NY, and Pastor of Saint Mary of Sorrows Parish, Buffalo NY and Saint Mary of the Lake Parish, Hamburg NY. He also has served as Chairman of the Council of Priests and Director of the Priests' Personnel Board along with several terms as a member of the Priests' Personnel Board.