Executive Director

Mario R. Dickerson

Mr. Dickerson has over twelve years of executive experience in Development and Strategic Planning. Previously, he has served as Executive Director of the Augustinian Fund (Villanova, PA), Chief Advancement Officer at Valley Forge Educational Services (Malvern, PA), National Major and Planned Gift Officer at Catholic Medical Mission Board (New York, NY). At Catholic Medical Mission Board, Mr. Dickerson helped the organization raise 265 million dollars of aid to developing countries in the 2009 fiscal year. He partnered with physicians, philanthropists, corporations, and pharmaceutical providers to ensure the basic healthcare of those in developing countries.

Mr. Dickerson holds a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Theology from St. John’s University in New York and a Masters in Theological Studies from Washington Theological Union (Washington, DC).

Mr. Dickerson has published articles on "Faith in the Workplace" and "Finding Meaning in the Midst of Tragedy," with the latter article being awarded the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Award from the Pontifical Mission Societies. He has taught courses, including "Ethics in Ministry," at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Overbrook, PA) in the Religious Studies Division.

Mr. Dickerson draws on his experience as Chaplain’s Assistant at the National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda, MD). It was there that he ministered to patients, doctors, and nurses, in the hospital who faced tough ethical choices, and supported them in living out their faith. His training also included familiarization with the integral role of the Ethics Review Board in hospitals.

Mr. Dickerson has been charged by the Board of Director’s to further expand the organization’s capacity through increased membership and philanthropic support, as well as raise visibility in the public sphere for issues related to healthcare ethics.

Mr. Dickerson received numerous awards during his time in the United States Marine Corps; among those were the Southwest Asia Service Medal for his participation in Operation Vigilant Warrior (Kuwait) and the Military Outstanding Voluntary Service Medal for his commitment to serving local communities. Mr. Dickerson and his wife reside in Chester County, PA with their six children.

2015 Annual Educational Conference