Roche Center Team
Melodie Wyttenbach, Ph.D. - Executive Director
Melodie Wyttenbach, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director for the Roche Center for Catholic Education and is a faculty member for the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Melodie’s professional leadership experiences in the Catholic sector include serving as an Assistant Professor and Academic Director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program for the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame, as President of Nativity Jesuit Academy, and Director of Mission Effectiveness for the NativityMiguel Network of Schools, in Washington, DC. ... Melodie presents nationally on topics such as Catholic School Governance and Effective Board Management, Strategic Planning, Development and Enrollment Management Strategies, and Making Schools Culturally Competent for New and Existing Latino Families. She recently published a text with Dr. Mickey Fenzel of Loyola University Maryland, titled Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Transformative Catholic-Led Initiatives in Urban Education. Melodie serves as the Chair for the Catholic Special Interest Group with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and is a member of the Leadership Development Advisory Council for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Melodie received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Masters degrees in Educational Administration from Marquette University and Education from Mount Mary College. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University in Environmental Science.
Ana Yancie Berreondo - Assistant Director of Finance, Operations, and Events
Ana Joined the Roche Center for Catholic Education in early 2018 as a Fiscal & Operations Administrator. She earned her Masters degree in Leadership and Administration from the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College in 2017. Prior to joining the Roche Center Ana was a Fiscal & Events Specialist in Boston College’s Center For Centers Centers Department where she worked coordinating events and managed financial aspects of the department.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Carly-Anne Gannon has a Bachelor's degree in Religions and Theology and a Masters degree in Ecumenics, both from Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin. She earned a Masters of Education from the University of Notre Dame with the Alliance for Catholic Education. She taught middle school Religion and high school Theology in Corpus Christi, Texas. She then moved to full time ministry in higher education as the Catholic Chaplain at Stony Brook University. Wishing to return to studies, she earned a Masters of Arts (Religious Education) at Fordham University while serving as the Director of Religious Education at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, NYC. Carly-Anne is currently a doctoral studies student of Theology and Education at Boston College.
Kimberly is a graduate student in Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, and is working towards a Master of Theological Studies degree. Prior to moving to Boston, she earned a Master of Arts in Education from Loyola Marymount University, and was a member of the Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education (PLACE) Corps. She taught for several years in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and now hopes to unite her experience as a teacher in an urban setting with a strong theological foundation in order to help Catholic schools thrive. She works with communications as a graduate assistant so that more people can know about the great resources and programming that are available through the Roche Center.
Sadie Villarreal is a graduate student in Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. Sadie comes from San Antonio, TX where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. Her Theological studies have led to many opportunities such as traveling abroad and volunteering for mission trips. She recently spent a summer in Denver, Colorado working as a Missionary for Christ in the City. Sadie’s biggest passion is working in San Antonio’s prison ministry where she has helped expand the love of Christ and spread the Catholic faith. Sadie currently works as a Graduate Assistant where she helps others with any resources that are needed.
Gilbert Ezeugwu is a Catholic Priest of Nsukka Diocese, Nigeria. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Ibadan Nigeria and Pontifical Urban University Rome, respectively. He earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Boston College. While in Nigeria, he was a member of Nsukka Catholic Diocesan Education Board for five years. Currently, he is in the Curriculum and Instruction program (M.Ed) at Boston College and is a graduate research assistant at Roche Center investigating the Tutorial Relationship Model for the improvement of instructions and learning in Catholic schools.
Connor is currently a Senior in the Carroll School of Management studying operations management and information systems. He is also minoring in music through the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences. At the Roche Center, Connor works primarily in communications to further Center initiatives.
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