Beth is a co-founder of Mary's Mantle and was the volunteer Executive Director of Mary's Mantle from August of 2011 - May 2015. She is also the founder of Faith @ Work, a non-profit Catholic Bookstore. Beth served on the governing board of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan for three years. She holds a B.S. Degree in Human Resource Development from Oakland University with an emphasis in Training and Development. She spent 14 years in the social work field with 9 of those years working as a case manager. Beth is a lifelong Catholic and has been a parishioner of St. Anastasia since 1995. She and her husband Jim have three children.
Board Vice President
John is an Air Force veteran where he served in the cryptologic services. He graduated from Oakland University with minors in Economics and Management. He retired from the Telephone Industry after 36 years of service. John and his wife, Sharon, now own a small business in the service industry. They have been married for 22 years and have three grown children. They are also members at St. Anastasia Parish in Troy. John is active in both the 3rd and 4th degrees of the Knights of Columbus.
James holds both a University of Michigan undergrad and graduate degree in business with a broad range of consulting and corporate finance experiences with Fortune 100 to middle market businesses. Primarily relevant skill set for Mary's Mantle include the following: (i) corporate strategy, (ii) strategic planning & modeling, (iii) financial planning & analysis, (iv) investor relations, and (v) capital structure reorganization. James is a member of MICPA Member (Michigan Association of CPAs) and the University Christian Outreach which promotes goodwill amongst University of Michigan students of different Christian traditions. James is actively involved at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. James and his wife Marie have a young son.
Barry is Vice President at CoMerica Bank as a Director of Enterprise Project Management Strategy and Risk in the Information Services area. Barry is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science, dual major in Psychology and Marketing. Together with his wife Cheryl they are active in the 3rd and 4th degree Knights of Columbus as a Pro-Life Advocate Couple and parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion where they are members of the Gospel of Life ministry. He has served as our Board President.
Father J.J. Mech
Fr. Mech is a co-founder of Mary's Mantle. Fr. Mech was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 24, 1995, after having earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Having served as Associate Pastor at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Grosse Pointe and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Father was assigned as Pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Redford, in July, 2000. He served the families of Our Lady of Loretto for 7 years before being assigned to St. Anastasia in Troy, in July, 2007. In 2015 Father was assigned as the Rector of Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, MI and pastor to St. Moses the Black. Father's love of art and architecture led to his studies at Pewabic Pottery Studios in Detroit for several years, and, in 2011, to coordinate "Art for God's Sake", a Sacred Art show, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Troy.
Deacon Donald Baross
Deacon Don is the previous co-owner of Delta Precision Inc., a company that builds plastic injection molds for the auto companies. Don has been in this trade for 38 years. He answered the call from God and was ordained a deacon of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2011. Through Don's summer field ministries, he has become an advocate for the pro-life movement. Don has been married to Donna Lea for 40 years and have one daughter. They are active members of St. Anastasia Parish in Troy.
Billie Beverly is a lead chaplain at St. John Providence-Ascension in Southfield. She is educated in the field of Child Development, Business and Theology. She is the mother of five children and is married to Urias Beverly. Billie attends Hartford Memorial Baptist Church and has been an ordained pastor for 25 years.
Toni is the Manager of Community Benefit Compliance at Trinity Health, a multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery system. Toni is a CPA with finance and healthcare related experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Administration from Michigan State University. Toni serves on two benefit committees for the Catholic Health Association of the United States. She is a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish. She and her husband Bob have two grown children.
Donald Czaplicki worked for The Salvation Army for 34 years as a social worker. He has worked with pregnant teens, children in foster care, the homeless and the poor needing emergency assistance. He is currently working as a lab assistant at Springfield Industries. Don and his wife Betty are members of Guardian Angels church in Clawson. They have been married 23 years.
Ms. Horan is a human resources executive and advisor to businesses with over 25 years of experience in the automotive and defense industries. She has lived and worked internationally, and has recently launched her own HR Consulting Practice, Trinity Human Capital, to leverage her industry experience and help clients solve their most challenging human capital issues. Trinity delivers Executive Coaching, Team Development, and Organizational Development Services. Ms. Horan is a devoted wife and a mother to two children. She is very active in her Church.
Deacon Dominic Pastore
Deacon Dominic is currently serving at St. Isaac Jogues parish in St. Clair Shores. Dominic is also a Knight in the Order of Malta and volunteers his time as sidewalk counselor for Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. As a sidewalk counselor, he has the opportunity to interact with those who are actively seeking abortions or are in crucial situations regarding pregnancy, housing and/or family situations. He is an electrical engineer for SmithGroup JJR. Dominic is married to his wife Teresa.
Rebecca owns her own distributorship with an International Food Science Company. She is affiliated with Patrons of the Arts and a major supporter of Crossroads Pregnancy Center located in Auburn Hills, MI. She is a widow with 4 living children, 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Rebecca is an active member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Shelby Township.