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Fall 2011

New Members elected to Board of Trustees

Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., Marywood University President, recently announced that five new trustees have been elected to Marywood’s Board of Trustees. In addition, a new slate of officers was elected for the 2011-2012 year, including Marion Munley, Chair; Patricia Glinsky, Vice Chair; Antonia M. Schierling, Secretary, and Richard P. Kane, Treasurer.

Newly-elected trustees are Mary Ann Conaboy Abrahamsen, J.D.; Tracey Diskin Doherty, J.D.; Patrick J. Fricchione, M.D.; Ann R. Henry, Ph.D.; and John T. Tighe, III, M.B.A.


Mary Ann Conaboy Abrahamsen, J.D.
Attorney Abrahamsen, a Scranton native, is presently of counsel to the law firm of Abrahamsen, Conaboy, & Abrahamsen, P.C. She previously served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Michael Egan of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and went on to become a staff attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Atty. Abrahamsen holds memberships in the Lackawanna Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice.

Her community activities and affiliations include service as President of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Poor and Secretary of the Lackawanna Bar Foundation. Atty. Abrahamsen has also served as a member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Scranton Preparatory School, as well as President of the Parents Club at Scranton Prep.

A graduate of Marywood Seminary, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Marywood and a Juris Doctorate from Dickinson School of Law. She is married to Attorney Edwin A. Abrahamsen. The couple has three children and three grandchildren.



Tracy Diskin Doherty, J.D.
Attorney Doherty, a Scranton native, is married to Thomas P. Doherty. Prior to taking on the important role of full-time mother to the couple’s five children, she served as a Public Defender in the Lackawanna County Public Defender’s Office.

She has long been active in the community, balancing family life with her desire to volunteer. Her current community affiliations include the Lackawanna County Democratic Committee; the Lackawanna County Federation of Democratic Women, which named her “Woman of the Year” in 2000; and the Sant’ Andrea Society, for which she serves as a board officer. Atty. Doherty is a founding member of the Society of Irish Women. She has also served a host of other community organizations, including the Scranton Cultural Center Board, for which she served as Vice President; St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Board; St. Paul’s School Parent/Teacher Guild; the Scranton Preparatory School Board of Governors, and others.

A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lackawanna County Bar Association, Atty. Doherty is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School. She earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Juris Doctorate from Widener School of Law.


Patrick J. Fricchione, M.D.
Dr. Fricchione, a resident of Moosic, is President/Medical Director of Northeastern Occupational Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, P.C., Dunmore.

He is a member of several medical societies, including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Lackawanna County Medical Society. His outside interests and affiliations include serving as Principal/Co-owner of Simplex Industries, Cornerstone Building Solutions, and Simplex Solar. Dr. Fricchione is an executive board member of the Scranton Cultural Center.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, a medical degree from Temple Medical School, and an A.D. degree in Italian Language from Universita per Straneri, Perugia, Italy. His postgraduate training included Presbyterian University of PA Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.



Ann R. Henry, Ph.D.
Dr. Henry, Flemington, New Jersey, is Vice President, Worldwide Operations, at Cisco Systems Capital. She previously served as Vice President, Worldwide Operations, at Hewlett Packard Financial Services, and as Vice President of Corporate Resources at Compaq Financial Services.

Her community activities include her current board service for the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) and past service on Marywood University’s Board of Trustees, for which she served as Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Henry also served on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities as Chairperson of the Transportation Committee and First Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Language Disorders from Marywood, a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Gannon University, and a Ph.D. in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University. Her professional affiliations include membership in the International Association of Organization Development, the American Compensation Association, and the Forum of Executive Women.


John T. Tighe, III, M.B.A.
Mr. Tighe, King of Prussia, is Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of TMG Health, Inc. He has previously served as Senior Vice President, Government Programs, for Independence Blue Cross and as Deputy Chief of Staff for the late Governor Robert P. Casey, from 1988-1994.

Mr. Tighe has a long history of community, civic, and professional involvement. He presently serves as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Business Council and is an active supporter and participant in the annual St. Joseph’s Center Festival. He is an Alexis de Tocqueville Society member of the United Way of Lackawanna County, for his deep commitment to the community and strong tradition of philanthropy to create real, lasting change in people’s lives. Mr. Tighe also received the United Way’s “Spirit of Caring Chairman’s Award” in 2008. A member of the Board of Visitors, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, he holds membership in the Sutherland Society of the Panther Club. Along with his wife, Mary Grace, he is a Lifetime Member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association.

Mr. Tighe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration degree from Villanova University.



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