John Francis Burke, Ph.D.
Dr. Burke was professor of political science, director of the Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Institute, and director of the Social Justice Studies Program at the University of St. Thomas, a Catholic university in Houston. Burke also held faculty positions at the University of Houston-Downtown, Delta State University, and Texas State University at San Marcos. The author of Mestizo Democracy (Texas A&M Press, 2002), Burke has published extensively on political theory and multicultural relations in such journals as The Review of Politics and Commonweal. He also regularly conducts workshops dealing with social justice and multicultural issues. A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Burke earned doctoral and master’s degrees in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Moravian College in Bethlehem.
Administrator of Community Partnerships Tom comes to Cabrini from a career in nonprofit capacity buidling. He worked in public policy at Independent Sector, the national network of nonprofits and foundations, and served as director of the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies. He has consulted in governance, fundraising, and financial management issues. Tom also taught in the School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware. Tom holds a JD from the Villanova University School of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought. He also holds an MA in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, and an MPA in Nonprofit Management and a BA in Community Studies and Civic Engagement from the University of Baltimore.
Ann Marie Barr
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Ann Marie brings a blend of education, social service and outreach skills to the Wolfington Center from her work in Chester County via Catholic Social Services and more than two decades of parish human service work. She has contributed to the Catholic Charities USA Lenten and Advent reflection series and is a member of the Single Mothers’ Conference and Chester County Hunger and Homelessness Awareness teams as well as community outreach efforts in the southern Chester County area.