Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force

| October 9, 2013
Kathleen Erickson DiGiorno

Kathleen Erickson DiGiorno

Kathleen Erickson DiGiorno

DiGiorno is a long-time parishioner of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Roseville, MN. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. DiGiorno is an attorney at Medtronic, and has served in a variety of roles during her fifteen years at the company, including a four year assignment as the company’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer from 2006 – 2010. Prior to Medtronic she was a partner at Briggs and Morgan, PA. She and her husband live in Saint Paul, and have four children between the ages of 11 and 19.

Julie Oseid

Julie Oseid

Julie Oseid

Oseid is Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she’s taught since 2004. She received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2009 and the Mission Award for Excellence in Professional Preparation in 2010, and was named the Faculty Woman of the Year by the Women’s Law Student Association in 2007, 2010 and 2012. Oseid practiced law at Oppenheimer, Wolff, and Donnelly until 1991 and between 1991 and 2004 she was at home raising her three children. Oseid received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1986, and clerked at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and the Criminal Division of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Vicki Oster

Vicki Oster

Vicki Oster

Oster is a general pediatrician at Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd, where she has been in practice since 1994. She has served as the group’s president for the past 10 years.  For more than 25 years, she has been a member of the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis, where she has taught safe environment lessons for the past seven years to sixth through ninth graders in faith formation classes. Oster holds a BA in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1990 and completed four years of pediatric residency at the university hospital, the final year as chief resident. She currently lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and two teenaged sons.

Brook T. Schaub

Brook T. Schaub

Brook T. Schaub

Schaub is currently the manager of computer forensics/e-discovery at Eide Bailly LLP. Previously, Schaub served as in instructor for the National Law Center for Children and Families, and the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children where he led courses for prosecutors and law enforcement officers around the world on Internet crimes against children and digital evidence. He wrote the initial federal grant establishing the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. For 10 years, Schaub has served as a consultant to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which he advises on issues relating to exploited, missing and abducted children, predatory offenders, the Internet and computer forensics. He helped write Minnesota legislation updating the statutes relating child pornography, child luring, and digital evidence. Schaub is a retired St. Paul Police Sergeant.

Brian P. Short

Brian P. Short

Brian P. Short

Short is the Chief Executive Officer of Leamington Co., a holding company with interests in transportation, community banking, agricultural production, and real estate. He also currently serves as a legal mediator and previously served as a United States Magistrate. He is an Independent Director of CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. and previously served as a Director of Allina Hospitals and Clinics. He has also served on a number of non- profit boards including Catholic Charities, St. Joseph’s Home for Children and William Mitchell College of Law. He is a member of the Federal, Minnesota State and Ramsey County Bar Associations and Federal Magistrate Judges Association. Short holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Colleen Striegel

Colleen Striegel

Colleen Striegel

Striegel currently serves as Director of Human Resources and Administration for the American Refugee Committee (ARC). In that capacity, she was part of the first international team to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of refugees by aid workers in West Africa in the early 2000s and presented the findings to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Through her work with ARC, she has experience implementing systems and policies to prevent and address sexual exploitation and abuse of vulnerable populations. She previously served as the director of Human Resources at the University of St. Thomas, as well as at Minnesota State University. Striegel holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Economics from Regis University in Colorado and a master’s degree in Human Development from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.

Michael D. Thompson

Michael D. Thompson

Michael D. Thompson, M.S.W., Psy.D.

Thompson is a State of Minnesota Licensed Psychologist who has worked extensively in the area of sex offender assessment and treatment. He has spoken to and consulted with professional and community groups on a wide range of issues regarding the evaluation, risk and management of sexual offenders. He is the president of the Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 1995 and his Doctor of Psychology from Pacific University in Oregon in 2001.

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