Board of Directors

Current Diocesan Board

Patrick Schlenker- President, Jane Hayes-Vice President, John Godlewski- Treasurer, Dale Knee- Secretary, Margaret Neubauer – Immediate Past President, and Father Kevin McQuone – Clergy.

Patrick Schlenker – President 

Mr. Schlenker has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance. He has worked in healthcare for over 46 years and most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, FL. Patrick is now retired. He has served in various administrative positions to include Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Support and Clinical Services, and Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the 500 bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL. He and his wife are members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Milton, FL.

Jane Hayes – Vice President

Jane has a bachelor’s degree in government and an MPA from Florida State University. She retired from the State of Florida after serving 20 years as a policy and budget advisor with the Governor’s Office and the Florida Senate. She currently provides consulting services on an interim basis. She is a member of the Catholic Charities Tallahassee board and has served as the Regional Representative. She is a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and a member of Our Lady of Grace- Legion of Mary Praesedium. She has been married to her husband Bill Crona for over 30 years.

Dale Knee – Secretary

Mr. Knee is President and CEO of Covenant hospice. He has been a healthcare administrator for over 36 years. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospital Administration and a Masters in Health Services Administration and is a Doctoral Candidate in Health Care Administration. He has served as president and CEO for Covenant hospice since 1993, and is also one of the managing partners of the Studor Covenant Alliance, LLC. He has been an Adjunct in the School of Public Healthcare Administration and Policy and an Adjunct in the School of Public Health for the University of West Florida since 1994, and is a founding member of the UWF Center for Aging Studies.

Margaret Neubauer – Immediate Past President

Mrs. Neubauer has worked with her husband, Tom, in their real estate brokerage company in Panama City since 1977. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Psychology from Florida State University, is a licensed real estate broker and has earned the Certified Relocation Professional designation from the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council for her work with relocating families. Margaret has served on the Regional and Diocesan Catholic Charities Boards, is the current chairman of the St. Dominic Catholic Church Finance Council, and has served on and chaired a variety of community boards and organizations.

Fr. Kevin McQuone

Fr. Kevin McQuone was ordained in 2010 and began serving as parochial vicar at St. Dominic in Panama City. He served on the regional board for Catholic Charities in Panama City from 2011-2013. In 2013 he was reassigned to serve as parochial vicar at St. Paul parish and was appointed by the bishop to the Diocesan board where he currently serves.