While a student at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY, Sean was introduced to the Dominican Charism through the College Preaching in Action Conference in 2007. Sean participated in the foundation of DYA USA, attending the national gathering in Chicago in 2010, serving on the National Board as VP of Finance (2008-2009) communications chair (2009-2010), and then as National Coordinator from 2010-2012).
Between 2011-2012, Sean served on the Dominican Mission Team, speaking about the Dominican Charism at various colleges, universities, and parishes. From 2011-2012, he served as a full-time volunteer for one year with Dominican Volunteers, USA. He continued to live in community with current and former DVs, as well as City Year Volunteers, at the DVUSA Carlos Morales Alumni House for the next few years. He was able to represent the USA at the International Dominican Youth Movement (IDYM) in Bogota, Columbia in 2014, where he was elected to the IDYM International Commission as Promoter of Communications (2013-2014), and later would represent the USA in the IDYM International Gathering in Toulouse, France (2016).
Carley has served as the Assistant Director of DYMUSA since July 2021. Through the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, New York, she came to know the Dominican charism. She joined the Dominican Young Adults in 2018 to connect with others and deepen her faith.
Carley is a licensed CPA and has a background in corporate and nonprofit consulting. Outside of DYMUSA, Carley provides private financial education classes to the youth (K-12).
Sister Gina Fleming, O.P.
Sister Gina Fleming, OP, is a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, New York. Before entering, she used her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and her master’s in Special Physical Education for high school students before taking the roles of principal and assistant principal.
As a member of the congregation, Sister Gina has held the position of Youth Promoter since 2000. Four years after attending the first Dominican High School Preaching Conference, Sister Gina initiated the National Preaching in Action conference for college students. She then went on to found Dominican Young Adults USA and has participated in three of the International Dominican Youth Movement gatherings.
Sister Gina served as the Executive Director of the Dominican Youth Movement since its inception in 2015. In 2022, Sister Gina passed the torch to Sister Katherine and has returned to her original ministry as Promoter of Youth for the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville.
Sister Mary Soher, O.P.
Sister Mary Soher, OP, is a member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan. She is currently the Mission Prioress of the Catherine of Siena Mission Chapter. . Most recently, she served as Director of Campus Ministry for the Dominican University of California, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.
Sister Mary graduated from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and worked in television and media before entering the congregation. She earned a Masters of Pastoral Studies from the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois in 2004 and a Doctor of Management from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2013.
Sister Mary participated in the first Dominican High School preaching conference in 1999 and served as its director from 2009 to 2021. Additionally, she is a presenter at the National Preaching in Action conference and has participated in four gatherings of the International Dominican Youth Movement.
Salvatore Ubaldini, CPA, CFE
Salvatore is currently a Forensic consultant at K2 Integrity who brings over 7 years of experience in public accounting, auditing, and forensic accounting. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Molloy College in December 2013 and received his master’s degree in Accounting from CUNY Hunter College in December 2015.
Salvatore is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner in New York State. He is active in many professional and community organizations outside of the Dominican Youth Movement, including the Molloy College Alumni Board and the Knights of Colombus. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the New York State Society of CPAs.
Salvatore was introduced to the Dominican charism at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY, and has since assisted in various local fundraisers for the sisters, elderly, and those less fortunate. He has also participated in local and international programs with the mission of educating, empowering, and loving others through St. Dominic’s teachings, including the 2012 Appalachia Project for underprivileged boys in Kermit County (West Virginia/Kentucky) and the 2019 National Dominican Youth Movement Service Trip to Puerto Rico to assist the needs of local farmers and residents from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
Lianni Castro grew up in Vallejo, California, and graduated from the Dominican University of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Minor in Religious Studies. Her past experience includes work as a Music Director at a Dominican Parish and Leadership Coordinator with Caritas Creek Outdoor Environmental Education Program with CYO.
In 2009, Lianni completed her Graduate studies at Villanova University with a Master of Arts in Theology where she was also the recipient of a full scholarship and internship in Campus Ministry. Following her graduate studies, she returned to her Alma Mater and has been ministering at the Dominican University of California ever since.
She served on the board of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) and has been a participant at both the Dominican College Preaching in Action Conference and the Fanjeaux Trip, walking the footsteps of St. Dominic.
Lisa currently serves as both campus minister and Religion teacher at Regina Dominican High School August in Wilmette, Illinois. Previously, she taught religion at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minnesota (2013-2016), and was the Vicariate IV Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago (2011-2013). She was also the Religion teacher at Visitation Catholic School in Chicago, Illinois (2009 – 2011).
Lisa served on the Board of Trustees for Dominican Volunteers USA as an Executive Board Member from 2012-2020. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral and Youth Ministry, as well as, Spanish, from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2007. She is currently studying to receive her Masters of Divinity from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois.
Sister Diane Capuano, O.P., M.S., P.D.
Sister Diane, OP is a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, New York. She currently serves on the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville. She is the Council Liaison on the board of two Sponsored Ministries of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, Homecoming Board, and Opening Word Board. As a member of the Leadership Team, Diane is also the liaison for DYMUSA and is on the Corporate Board of DVUSA. Additionally, Diane has served on the Board of Trustees of Bethany House since 2015.
From 2003 – 2006, Sister Diane served as the Vocation Promoter for the Dominican Sisters of Amityville. From 2006 to 2019, she was the Associate Director of Campus Ministries at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY.
Sister Diane holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy from Herbert H. Lehman College, as well as, a Master of Science in Special Education from St. John’s University. She also received her Basic Certification in Spiritual Direction from the Center for Spirituality and Justice in 2005 in addition to a Professional Diploma in Pastoral Counseling from Fordham University in 2004.
Since 2019, Michelle has served as the campus minister of Molloy College. She previously taught English and served as the Dominican Youth Preacher Moderator at St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point, NY for several years.
Michelle received both a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Special Education: English 7-12 from Molloy College. She holds the following certifications: New York State Education, English Adolescent Education (7-12); New York State Education, Students with Disabilities (7-12); and New York State Education, Students with Disabilities (1-6).
Sister Nancy Richter, O.P.
Sister Nancy Richter, OP is a Dominican Sister from Sparkill, NY. She currently serves as the President of the Board for President of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, NY. Additionally, she is their Campus Minister. Sister Nancy also acts as President of the Board for Aquinas High School, as well as, President of the Board of One To One Learning.
Previously, Sister Nancy was the Public Relations/Resource Minister for the Dominican Sisters of the Northeast. From 1970 to 1996, she served as an elementary school teacher for the Archdiocese of New York.
Sister Nancy has her Master of Science in Education from William Paterson University, as well as, her Bachelor of Science in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College. She is also certified by the Dominican Preaching Institute.
Fr. Dennis Woerter, O.P.
Fr. Dennis is currently associate pastor of St. Paul Catholic Center at Indiana University, Bloomington. Before that, he served from 2012 to 2019 as Director of Campus Ministry at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, where he also taught Theology and coached boys’ and girls’ soccer. As the moderator of the Fenwick Preaching Team, Fr. Dennis accompanied students to the Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference, attending 7 of them. A native of Elmwood Park, Illinois, he attended St Vincent Ferrer Grade School, Fenwick High School, and Loras College, majoring in Speech Communication: Journalism.
After entering the Dominican Order in 1990, he received his M.Div. and M.A. in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St Louis. Ordained in 1997, he served in parishes in Madison, WI; Denver, CO (as pastor); Chicago; and River Forest, IL (at St Vincent Ferrer). He received his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree in Preaching in the Practice of Ministry in 2009. His doctoral research focused on preaching in Anglo-Hispanic communities. Fr. Dennis speaks Spanish and coordinates the ministry to the Spanish-speaking community at St Paul Catholic Center in Bloomington, IN.
Anna has served as the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Agnes Academy in Houston, TX for the past 10 years. Previously, Anna was an Apprentice Catechetical Leader at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Spring, TX, and an Administrative Assistant for the Archdiocese of Detroit Office of Communications in Detroit, MI.
In addition to having her work published by various Catholic sites, blogs, and institutions, Anna is also a committee member for the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, as well as, a National Dominican Associate Directors representative for the Dominican Sisters of Houston where she received her formation in 2011.
Before receiving her Certificate of Transformational Non-profit Transformational Leadership from the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame in 2017, Anna obtained her Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University.
Since 2015, Nate has been the Campus Minister of Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, WI where he also serves as the Mission Integration Coordinator and a Religious Studies Teacher. Previously he was the Director of Lifelong Faith Formation for St. Matthias Parish in Milwaukee.
Nate received his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Broadfield Social Studies from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. For years, he participated as Umpire-in-Chief and Board Member of the Glendale Little League in Glendale, WI, and was Manager and Head Coach of the Land O’ Lakes – Northshore Knights Baseball Club in Glendale, as well as, a 3rd to 10th Grade Baseball Coach for Wisconsin Sports Academy.
Nate is heavily involved in his home parish, St. Anthony on the Lake Parish, and has been actively serving the Archdiocese of Milwaukee throughout the years.