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Thomas Centarri (Knights of Columbus Field Agent)

Thomas Centarri

Knights of Columbus Field Agent

Thomas Francis Centarri was brought up in Omaha, NE where he lived and was educated through his undergraduate time at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He graduated from UNO in 2006 and went on to receive his Masters Degree in 2008 from Mount Marty University in Yankton, SD in Pastoral Ministry. From there he served from 2008-2015 as a Catholic lay minister in either Catholic schools as a theology teacher, parish youth ministries as a youth minister or University Newman Centers as a campus minister. He worked and lived in South Dakota, Ohio, Wyoming, Iowa, Maryland and Nebraska before he relocated to Texas as campus minister at TCU in Fort Worth in 2015. He served at TCU until 2019 when he changed careers from ministry to the Knights of Columbus as a field agent. He serves councils and parishes in the Arlington area now and has been serving for 5 years now. His favorite hobbies are being with family, being outdoors, following sports, exercising and travel. Him and his wife Carrie, who have been married since December of 2015, reside in Arlington, TX with their five kids and one on the way in 2024. Thomas enjoys working with Catholic families and helping them with their goals, concerns and plans for their family should something unexpected happen.

Dave Geenens (Associate Professor at Benedictine College)

Dave Geenens

Associate Professor at Benedictine College

Dave Geenens is an Associate Professor and is the Director of the Thompson Center for Integrity in Finance and Economics in the School of Business at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. His over 30-years of executive experience in addition to his bachelor’s degree, MBA, and CPA license (inactive) add a realism to his research and teaching. Dave has written four books and speaks often on the integration of faith and work and the critical role Christian virtue plays in protecting free markets and liberty.

Whitney Hahn (Consultant at TCC)

Whitney Hahn

Consultant at TCC
Billie Jean Mounts, FHFMA, CRCR, CSMC (Bon Secours Mercy Health)

Billie Jean Mounts, FHFMA, CRCR, CSMC

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Billie Jean Mounts, FHFMA, CRCR, CSMC, is the Chief Revenue Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, a catholic healthcare ministry comprised of 50 hospitals and more than 450 locations serving people in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina and Ireland. In her role, she leads the Revenue Management team which includes managed care, government reimbursement, and revenue cycle. She is responsible for the ministry's U.S. payment, contracting and payer-related business development initiatives and leads payer strategy, contract negotiations and managed care analytics. She works closely with the Ireland-based managed care team to provide analytics reporting and analysis. She also serves as the operations finance liaison to revenue cycle and responsible for managing a fully outsourced revenue cycle operation to Ensemble Health Partners.

Previously, Billie Jean was the Chief Reimbursement Officer for Providence Health & Services. In that role, Billie Jean established the system’s corporate reimbursement function aligning 5 regional reimbursement teams to one team. The function was responsible for monthly net revenue calculations, annual cost reports and reimbursement-related regulatory filings. The function also communicated changes and trends to the finance team, served others by proactively providing timely updates as new regulations were implemented and ensured that all Providence entities were compliant with existing Medicare regulations. Prior to Providence, Billie Jean was Assistant Vice President of Reimbursement for Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) of Naples, Fla., and was responsible for the oversight of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for the company's 71 hospitals located in 15 states. Over the course of her career with HMA, she served in various positions, including those of Reimbursement Manager, Director of Reimbursement and Director of Reimbursement Financial Reporting.

Billie Jean received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. She is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and an active member of the HFMA Southwest Ohio chapter. She is the recipient of HFMA’s Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, Muncie Gold, and Medal of Honor awards. She recently served on the HFMA National Advisory Council for Payment and Reimbursement and is also the immediate past chair of the Ohio Hospital Association Finance Committee. In addition, Billie Jean is a past president of the Florida chapter where she was recognized with the Florence Henry award for excellence in women’s leadership.

Pat O'Donnell (Unabridged Technology)

Pat O'Donnell

Unabridged Technology

Pat O'Donnell has over 30 years of experience managing technology companies. He currently runs Unabridged Technology as an incubator for startups focused on Justice issues. Portfolio companies are currently addressing cybersecurity, asbestos claims, and AI for legal contracts.

Previously he founded and led Bridgeway Software which he grew to be one of the most successful providers of software systems for in-house legal departments with over 25% of the Fortune 500 using one of their products. In 2015 Bridgeway was acquired in a market consolidation.

Mr. O'Donnell is married to his high school sweetheart, has three amazing grown children, and three (almost perfect) grandsons. As an avid traveler, he truly appreciates a good pair of walking shoes, Google maps, and his trusted baseball hat. As a proud Houston native, Mr. O’Donnell’s favorite food is Texas BBQ. Mr. O’Donnell received a B.A. in mathematics from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Applied Mathematics from Rice University.

Tom Payne (Financial Advisor & Founder of Prosperitas Wealth Management LLC)

Tom Payne

Financial Advisor & Founder of Prosperitas Wealth Management LLC

Tom, a so-called “Cradle Catholic”, is married to an amazing woman and they have nine unique kids. After working for United Airlines for a decade, he settled into the financial services industry in 2000 as a financial advisor. He enjoys meeting new people and working with his clients to help them get organized financially and make smart decisions with their money – especially in the area of Catholic Values Investing. He espouses “Wealth Management for Everyone”.

Justin Ryan (Conflict Resolution Specialist at In Between)

Justin Ryan

Conflict Resolution Specialist at In Between

My career has spanned two decades in the government, financial, event planning, logistics and SaaS commercial security sectors. I am Consultative "Farmer, not Hunter" Sales Executive recently finishing a Masters Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution at SMU. I did my Capstone between disputes between Traditional Latin Mass communities vs modern Novus Ordo mass communitiess. I have a background in public policy in London, DC and multiple state legislatures and volunteering or professional political campaigning for US Senate, US House, State Senate, State House and County Commissioners in multiple states in addition to government relations and political consulting. My financial background consists mainly of 401k, Institutional Investments, Mutual Funds and Trust Accounting; account servicing, Requests for Proposals, mutual fund sales to the financial brokerage community. I excel in customer success, advocacy, executive management, consulting, corporate facilitation, customer relations, and government relations. I have worked for 2 companies in the Fortune 100. In all honesty and humility, I would say my career has been characterized by a set of lessons and detours than by definitive successes, something I’d make clear to my mentee at the outset. I’ve benefited from a lot of kind coaches and mentors over the years to understand how to weather hard job storms, career transition and networking.