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Board of Directors & Staff


Julie Beavers


The work that CBN does to help our local Catholic Schools is the main reason I work for the Catholic Business Network. In addition, getting to know the members of this organization has been a wonderful bonus.  I always enjoy seeing the smiling faces of our members and guests at the Friday breakfasts and evening receptions.

Andrew R.

Andrew Ryan


CarePlus Home Health

I have had many connections and teachers in my life with a strong Catholic influence and faith that paved the roadmap of my life.  The coaches in CYO basketball, my mother who worked for Catholic Charities as a social worker, my mentor: Carolyn and my wife: Kristen. I want to give back my time and resources to help guide and pave the road for future generations including my children and their children.   To receive the guidance, love and lessons that I received from God.

Jay L.

Jay Long

Immediate Past President

Ruppert Landscape

I’m the product of New Jersey Catholic Schools and am married to a Blessed Sacrament and Academy of the Holy Cross graduate.  Patty and I have four daughters who attended Saint Bernadettes and The Academy of the Holy Cross.  So I consider myself a solid member of the Montgomery County “Catholic Mafia” CBN.MC is a good group with many familiar faces- a great way to keep connected.

Photo © Tony Powell. Cornerstone Portraits. May 15-23, 2017

Geoff Gonella

Vice President

Cornerstone Government Affairs

I am proud to support the CBN-MC because it is an organization that understands the importance and promotes the many benefits of Catholic education.  Is there anything more important to the next generation than a quality catholic education?   I certainly don’t think so and neither do the broad and diverse group of professionals throughout our community that participate in the CBN-MC.

Meagan S.

Meagan Sexton

Second Vice President

Edward Jones Investments

Having the chance to help students experience the Catholic education I enjoyed makes taking time to participate on the CBN board worth it. CBN is also a great place to catch up with our Catholic community in Montgomery County.

Pete H

Pete Hodgson


For me it is very simple: I am a product of Catholic Education, my wife is a product of Catholic Education and my children are products of Catholic Education.  It is so important to reinforce the Catholic values that we learn at home, by attending Catholic school.  I feel blessed to be a part of an organization whose mission is to support Catholic education.


Ana Chapa

Ana Chapa

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

CBN brings mission minded business people together to support Catholic education. As the director of a Catholic school work study program I have always felt at home with other CBN members. We are all working to make our community stronger by connecting well run businesses and supporting people (students and professionals) on their faith journey.

John C.

John Comunale

Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell PC

I attended St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and my Catholic education and upbringing have helped shape my professional identity. My involvement as treasurer of CBN-MC gives me the chance to collaborate with others with similar values and find opportunities to help others move forward educationally and professionally when they need it.


Anne Gemunder

St. Martin of Tours Catholic School
Our mission states, “Education changes lives, be part of the future.” I have seen firsthand the positive
impact of a Catholic education. It does indeed change lives. Successful area businesses are a key to being
part of that future. My goal, as a CBN-MC board member, is to help build business relationships that
benefit both our companies and the Catholic students we support. Join us and help us in our efforts!

Bill G.

Bill Gessner

Exchange Solutions Group

There’s no one reason I take time out of my somewhat hectic life for CBN-MC.  It’s the smile on the face of scholarship winners, and the joy in the eyes of their parents, principals and pastors.  It’s the sense of pride on the face of longtime volunteer coaches who didn’t ask for, or expect, recognition.  It’s the quiet thanks from elementary schools for the grants CBN-MC awards every year which mean so much to each school.  It’s the thanks I’ve never heard, but have felt, from anonymous need based scholarship winners and their families.  It’s the fellowship at CBN-MC breakfast meetings, receptions, board meetings, and Gala.  It’s the new faces introduced at some point by CBN-MC, and now a part of my life as friends and business associates.  Most of all, it’s the satisfaction of being a small part of CBN-MC’s effort to assist children to receive a Catholic education they might not otherwise have obtained.

Chris K.

Chris Kelly

Wellington Capital

CBN has been supporting Catholic schools with grants and scholarship awards since 1993, it’s a great opportunity for everyone involved.  I joined to help with their mission and get to know and support fellow business in our community. I would encourage anyone to join and help us continue the work that so many before us paved the way for, not to mention we do have some fun . Help us spread the word

Ana M.

Ana Morales

United Bank

CBN allows me to meet, network, and  forge lasting relationships with  business men and women in our community of similar faith and values.  CBN’s commitment  to supporting Catholic education is an equally important part of why I serve as a Board Member.


Joe Powers

The Woods Academy

Supporting our great Catholic schools and the students who attend. That is why I serve on the board at the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County.

Anabel Q.

Anabel Quintero

MV Financial