Diocesan Review Board

Dioceses are to have a review board that functions as a confidential consultative body to the bishop. The majority of its members are to be lay persons not employed by the diocese. This board is to advise the diocesan bishop in his assessment of allegations of sexual abuse of minors and in his determination of a cleric's suitability for ministry. It is regularly to review diocesan policies and procedures for dealing with sexual abuse of minors. Also, the board can review these matters both retrospectively and prospectively and give advice on all aspects of responses in connection with these cases.


Board Members

Mr. Art Behrmann, M.D. Private Practice of Psychiatry

Mr. Robert Chirles, M.S., Retired Director of the Loudoun County Department of Family Services

Reverend Robert C. Cilinski, Episcopal Vicar for Charitable Works at the Chancery, V.F., Pastor, Church of the Nativity, Burke

Mrs. Linda A. Cullen, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Retired Program Director of Children's Services, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington; Psychological Assessor, Diocese of Arlington Tribunal

Sr. Susan Louise Eder, O.S.F.S., Principal, Holy Cross Academy, Fredericksburg

Robert C. Odle Jr., Esquire, Retired Attorney at Law, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, L.L.P.

Mr. Norman A. Riggins, Program Coordinator, Senior Center, Inc.; Retired Federal Service, Leadership Development Consultant and Trainer

Mr. Ronald S. Riggins, RP Financial; President/Managing Director

Rev. Lee R. Roos, Promoter of Justice; Pastor, All Saints Parish, Manassas