BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dublin Oak Academy is governed by a Board of Directors.  The Board meets every three months and the members are as follows:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017

Mr. Javier Valenzuela

Ms. Jacinta Curran

Fr. Andreas Schöggl, L.C.

Mr. Victor Prieto

Fr. Georg Hülsenbeck, L.C.

Mr. Thomas Ryan

Ms. Cecilia Azcúnaga

 

 

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Mr. Javier Valenzuela

Director of Oak International Academies

Based in Atlanta, USA

Born in Mexico City, Javier holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Anahuac University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

He worked as a High School Catholic Formation teacher at the Cumbres Institute in Mexico in the 1991-1992 school year.

He then started working as financial analyst and private banker.  After 5 years in the financial sector, he arrived to Oaklawn Academy in Edgerton, Wisconsin in 1998 where he served as principal for almost 17 years.

Since August 2015 he has been appointed Executive Director of Oak International Academies.

He enjoys music as well as playing and watching soccer.  He now lives in Atlanta Ga.

 

 

Ms. Jacinta Curran

Territorial Director of the Consecrated

Based in Düsseldorf, Germany

Born in Dublin, Ireland During her secondary school years in Mount Anville Convent School she got to know Regnum Christi.  After obtaining a degree in Psychology from University College Dublin in 1981 she initiated her formation as a consecrated member in Rome, Italy.

In 1984 she founded Overbook academy in Orange, Connecticut where she spent almost 6 years.  She then spent a year studying a course on Marriage and Family at the Lateran University in Rome and then served as principal of the Irish Institute in Mexico City for 8 years before returning to Europe.  She worked in a school in Vienna, Austria for some years and travelled helping to coordinate the work of consecrated women in Central and Eastern Europe.  She spent 10 years in Seville, Spain, 9 of them as principal of the Highlands School.

Since March 2014 she has served as territorial director of the consecrated of Regnum Christi for the Central and Western European territory

 

 

Fr. Andreas Schöggl, L.C.

Territorial Director of the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi

Based in Düsseldorf, Germany

Fr Andreas Schöggl was born in Herzogsdorf , Oberösterreich, Austria.  On September 10, 1993, he joined the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Roetgen, Germany.  He made his perpetual profession on October 5, 2001.  He was ordained a priest on December 24, 2003, in Rome.  He holds a license in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum.

From 1999 to 2000 he was a member of the formation team of the Center for Higher Studies of Rome.  From 2003 to 2005 he served as dean of studies for theology at the same centre.  Fr Andreas has held positions in the congregation’s general secretariat, first as head of the historical archives (2000-2003) and later as Communications Director for Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi (2005-2012).  From 2005 to 2010 he worked in the German section of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See.  In December, 2010 he was appointed as one of the secretaries of the central commission for the revision of the Legions’ constitutions.

He was appointed territorial director of Western and Central Europe in March2012.

 

 

Mr. Victor Prieto

Financial Consultant

Based in New Hampshire, USA

Victor was born in Mexico City.  He learned English in Ireland as a student of Dublin Oak in 1981-82.

He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Universidad Anahuac and an MBA from Georgetown University.

He worked in corporate banking for Bank of Montreal in Toronto, New York City and Chicago.

After 6 years in banking Victor took the position of Director of Finance for the Legion of Christ in North America.  A position he held until 2016 when he started his own financial consulting business serving Catholic organizations in the United States.

He lives with his wife and four children in New Hampshire.

 

 

Fr. Georg Hülsenbeck, L.C.

Territorial Administrator

Based in Düsseldorf, Germany

Fr. Georg was born in Aachen, Germany.  After his PhD in Physics at the University of Dortmund, Germany, he entered in 1994 the Novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ.  He was ordained priest in December 2002.

He obtained a baccalaureate in Philosophy and a licentiate in Theology at the Pontificial Atheneum Regina Apostolorum.  He also holds a black belt in Judo (2nd Dan)

In 2005 after his studies in Rome he started his priestly and apostolic work in Germany.  In 2007 he was assigned to the adult section of the Regnum Christi Movement in Düsseldorf.

From January 2010 on he acted as Territorial Administrator of the Territory of Germany and in 2011 he was nominated Territorial Administrator of the new created Territory of Western and Central Europe.

 

 

Mr. Thomas Ryan

Vice Principal Oaklawn Academy

Based in Michigan, USA

Tom was born in Limerick Ireland.  He has a license in Theoretical Philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

He entered the Novitiate in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland.  He finished novitiate and went to Rome to study philosophy.  He worked as dean in the Institute Cumbres middle school in Vista Hermosa, Mexico City from 1983 – 1987.

He started working at Oaklawn Academy in 1987, where he is presently working.

He has worked as a Dean of Section, Head Dean and for the last 17 years, Assistant Principal.  Some of his responsibilities at the academy are: Facilitator for Virtus, Representative for the school with Praesidium and being vigilant that all employees follow the safe environment protocol.  Tom also enjoys fishing.

 

Ms. Cecilia Azcúnaga

Director of Woodlands Academy

Based in Dublin, Ireland

[Personal info to be updated soon.]

 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS  2016-2017

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