DYMUSA BOARD

Sister Gina Fleming, O.P. | Executive Director

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 has been the Executive Director of the Dominican Youth Movement since its inception in 2015.

Patrick Spedale | Co-Chairman

Patrick Spedale earned his BLA from the University of Saint Thomas, Houston, Texas in 1988 and an MRE in 1990. He has served in mission with the Dominican Sisters of Houston since 1996 as the Director of the Office for Campus Ministry at St. Pius X High School.

He is the founding and artistic director, Senior Choirmaster, of the award-winning St. Pius X Concert Chorale and Campus Singers, Fine Arts Department Chair, and was awarded the 2005 Partner in Preaching by the Dominican Sisters of Houston for his work in promoting the mission and charism of the Dominican Sisters.

Patrick has served at the Dominican High School Preaching Conference for over 15 years as a liturgist and presenter. He has presented at the National Preaching in Action Conference, as well.

Patrick has served in Catholic faith formation and education for over thirty years to all ages.

He is a member of the National Catholic Education Association, Texas Choral Director’s Association, and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.

Kevin Sullivan | Co-Chairman

Kevin currently works as the Director of Religious Education at a Diocesan Parish in Middleton, Wisconsin. He lives in Middleton with his wife, Leslie.

In 2013, Kevin completed his MA in Family Ministry and Faith Development from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

During his undergraduate studies at Edgewood College in Madison, Kevin was introduced to the Dominican Charism through the National Preaching in Action Conference in 2006. The following years would lead to Kevin’s involvement in the founding of DYA USA and serving on the initial young adult board, local activities in his DYA Chapter, representing the USA at the International Dominican Youth Movement (IDYM) in Fatima, Portugal in 2009, his election to the IDYM International Commission for four years (2009-2013), and subsequent participation in IDYM World Meetings in Bogota, Colombia (2013), and Toulouse, France (2016).

Sister Mary Nolan, O.P. | Treasurer

Sister Mary Nolan, OP is a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, New York. She currently ministers as the Testing Coordinator for The Opening Word, Wyandanch, New York, and as a catechist at St. Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station, New York.

Sister Mary attended St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York, where she earned her BS in Education and the Fordham University, Bronx, New York for her MST in Math. After ministering for many years in elementary and secondary school, Sister Mary taught computer science at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. 

Sister Mary Soher, O.P. | Secretary

Sister Mary Soher, OP, is a member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan. She is currently the Director of Campus Ministry for the Dominican University of California.

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.

Lianni Castro

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.

Sean Mundyschein

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).

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.

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. 

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.