John Burke, Ph.D. Executive Director 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.
Crystal Catalan Marketing Assistant Crystal focuses on developing and implementing new strategies to engage the Cabrini community actively with local partners.
A Communication Studies graduate from the University of San Diego, Crystal also served as a missioner with Cabrini Mission Corps for one year in New York, and two years in Baguio City, Philippines.
With a passion to eradicate human trafficking, especially among women and children, Crystal looks to her experience in marketing as an opportunity to spread awareness and bring about change.
Stephen Eberle Coordinator of Community Partnerships Stephen serves as the liaison between the Norristown community and Cabrini faculty working in the Engagements with Common Good curriculum. Stephen received his B.A. in Political Science from DeSales University and M.A. in Pastoral and Spiritual Care from Loyola University Maryland.
An alumnus of the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps, he worked as a community organizer in West Baltimore before taking on the role of Area Director with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps East. In 2008, Stephen brought his passion for social justice to Cabrini College.
Mary Shrader Administrative Assistant Mary joined the Wolfington Center staff in 2012. A Business major from Keystone Business School, Mary handles the ins and outs of the office and is the point of contact for much of the Wolfington Center’s activity.
Aaron Bowers ’16Aaron is a Cabrini student majoring in Marketing. His work with the Wolfington Center focuses on marketing programs and services via social media and creating marketing material.
With a passion for education, hunger, and fighting poverty, Aaron hopes to use his marketing skills to bring about awareness of social-justice issues.
Mariel Delacruz ’16Mariel is a Cabrini student majoring in Psychology and Criminology working to reinstate the International Club on campus.
She works closely with Somos Cabrini, a program that allows Spanish-speaking staff to practice conversational English with Cabrini students while helping students practice conversational Spanish. Using her fluency in Spanish, Mariel also serves as an interpreter at elementary schools in Norristown, PA.
Matthew Doyle ’13Matthew is a Cabrini student majoring in Biology with a concentration in Biotechnology. He serves as the liaison between student groups and the Wolfington Center.
Hoping to alleviate the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Matt strives to spread awareness of this issue among Cabrini students.
Courtney McGonigle ’16Courtney is a Cabrini student majoring in Biology on a Pre-Med track.
She has a passion for animal rights and handles general office responsibilities and assists with marketing Wolfington Center programs.