2005 Annual Meeting Program Faculty

Bishop Victor Galeone: Received S.T.L. from the Gregorian University in Rome and M.Ed. from Loyola College in Baltimore. Has served as pastor, teacher, and principal in Baltimore, as well as a missionary in Peru. Appointed bishop of St. Augustine in 2001, and is the Episcopal Moderator for NFP on the USCCB's Family Life Committee.

Thomas Hilgers, M.D., Dip. ABOG, ABLS, SRS, CNFPMC, CFCE: Obstetrician-Gynecologist specializing in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. Founder and Director, Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, Omaha, Nebraska. Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Developer of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology

Janet E. Smith, PhD: Currently holds the Michael McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later. Speaks nationally and internationally, especially on the Catholic Church’s teaching on human sexuality. Received the Pro-Life Person of the Year from the University of Dallas, and the Cardinal Wright Award from the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Over 600,000 copies of her tape, Contraception: Why Not, have been distributed. Currently serving her second term as a consultor to the Pontifical Council on the Family.

Sr. Elena M. Lugo, PhD: Clinical Bioethicist, La Conception Hospital in Puerto Rico. President of the Fr. Joseph Kentenich Bioethics Commission in Argentina. Visiting Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. Corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Author of numerous publications on bioethics from a Personalistic perspective. Founder and former director of the Center for Ethics in the Professions, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.

Chuck Weber: Executive Director of SaintMax Worldwide, Inc., communications partner of the Pope Paul VI Institute and media consultant to the AAFCP and FCCA. B.A. in Communications from Briar Cliff University, has served as adjunct professor of journalism at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. Served as a video producer and print writer for a wide range of clients including ABC News/Disney, The Discovery Channel, Cox Communications, Catholic World Report and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Currently resides in Wichita, KS with his wife and five children ages 6-14.

Peter Danis, M.D., CNFPMC: Chairman, Family Medicine Department, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri. Chairman of the Science and Research Committee of the AAFCP.