Key People

Key People

Trustees and Officers

  Jonathan Galente, President, CEO J. Desmond Towey, Treasurer. COO Marybeth Minton Joseph Parkes, S.J.  Josephine Dixon Hall Leo Daly, S.J. Liam J. Mclaughlin
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Anthony de Mello

Until his sudden death on June 2, 1987, Fr. Tony de Mello was the director of the Sadhana Institute of Pastoral Counseling near Poona, India. Author of five best selling books, renowned worldwide for his workshops, retreats, and prayer courses, he aimed simply to teach people HOW TO PRAY, how to WAKE UP AND LIVE. Most people, he maintained, are as…
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J. Francis Stroud, S.J.

J. FRANCIS STROUD, S.J. served as Executive Director of The DeMello Spirituality Center from its foundation if 1984 until his death in 2007. He studied with Tony at the Sadhana Institute in India and later taught courses at Fordham University on the application of DeMello spiritual principles to the media experience of film and television. Father F…
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Jonathan Galente

JONATHAN GALENTE was elected Executive Director, President of the DeMello-Stroud Spirituality Center (aka Center for Spiritual Exchange), subsequent to Father Stroud's death. Jonathan had been a trustee and officer of the Center for twenty-five years. He is a former member of the Psychology Department of Fordham University. Continuing the work of t…
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J.Desmond Towey

 has been a Trustee of the Center for twenty-five years. He currently serves as its Treasurer and primary operating officer. After being introduced to Father Stroud in 1987, Des was overwhelmed by the freshness of the DeMello message. Within months he was traveling on the road with Father Frank and Fr. McHugh offering conferences to college student…
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