Our Staff


Richard A. Lechleiter


Rich joined the Foundation as its President in April 2014, having previously served on the Board of Directors from 2006-2012. During the last two years of his Board term, he served as its Chair. In January 2014, Rich retired from Kindred Healthcare, Inc. after serving as its Chief Financial Officer for 12 years. Rich and his wife, Janice, have four children and are members of Holy Spirit parish.



Julie E. Baum

Senior Director

Julie is the Senior Director for the Foundation, overseeing both major annual fundraising events as well as directing the administration of all grants to schools and parishes supported by the Foundation. She has served in various roles at the Foundation since 2006. Julie and her husband, John, have three children and are members of St. Raphael the Archangel parish.



Kevin S. Woodward

Director of Development

Kevin joined the Foundation in May 2015 as Director of Development and is responsible for the Foundation’s fundraising activities as well as its community awareness initiatives that demonstrate the great value of Catholic elementary and secondary educational opportunities across the Archdiocese. Kevin and his wife, Ashley, have three children and are members of St. Agnes parish.



Melissa A. Herberger

Administrative Manager

Melissa joined the Foundation in 2012 and acts as our lead Administrative Manager, managing the operations of the office and assisting in our annual fundraising events and activities. She and her husband, Dan, have two children and are members of St. Stephen Martyr parish.