Board of Directors
Gerald A. Monroe, Esq. – President
He is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School, Northwestern University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The Monroes are parishioners of St. Stephen Church in Cleveland.
Joan Andrews is a married mother of eight children who periodically finds time to produce audio programming for The Front Porch People. She was born and raised on the east side of Cleveland but bravely crossed the river and now lives in Lakewood with her family.
Leo A. Burkardt is retired after 41 years at NASA. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School in Dayton, OH and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Dayton. Leo resides in Strongsville with his wife, Nancy, and is a parishioner of St. John Neumann Parish.
Jim Gero - Treasurer
Jim Gero is a CPA and a shareholder of Hobe & Lucas Certified Public Accountants, Inc. Jim resides in Strongsville with his wife Amy and is a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. They are the parents of four children.
Lisa is a graduate of Holy Name High School and Walsh University. An educator by degree, Lisa taught Physical Education & Theology for the Diocese of Cleveland. In 1996, she was appointed Vice President of Viewer Services by Mother Mary Angelica, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in Irondale, Alabama. Lisa relocated back to Ohio in 2015. “I am most honored to have the opportunity to continue to Share the Splendor of Truth through the apostolate of AM1260 The Rock. To once again be on the forefront of EWTN’s mission of communicating the teaching of the Catholic Church and helping people grow in their love and understanding of God and His infinite mercy is a great blessing.” Lisa is a parishioner of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Avon.
Tim Jakubisin is a graduate of Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, Florida and of John Carroll University, from which he earned a degree in Accounting. Tim practiced as a CPA for thirteen years and has been CFO of a local medical equipment manufacturer for over twenty years. Tim and his wife, Mary Ellen, have six children and a handful of grandchildren, and are active in marriage ministry and in their parish, St. Angela Merici, in Fairview Park.
“When I was first approached to make an initial contribution for the founding of The Rock, deeply embedded longings of my heart leapt at the potential for the word of God, and of those in love with him, to be broadcast to our fair city. So, I gladly participated and have continued to participate in promoting the station. I particularly enjoy the drive time broadcasting and the great insights offered in the station’s programs. “ Tim Jakubisin
Keith Robilotta is a husband and father of four daughters. He was born and raised in the Cleveland area. “I was a fallen away Catholic until I was introduced to EWTN radio, and a few people the Holy Spirit put in my life. The rest is history.”
Dick Russ is a veteran of more than 45 years of experience in broadcast management, production, and performance. He currently serves as Executive Producer of Living Right Media which produces TV programming for EWTN, including the popular Living Right with Dr. Ray. Dick also serves as Executive Producer of Eastern Christian Media, another private not-for-profit multi-media company which he co-founded in Cleveland, and is President of Adaptive Home Services, a company that modifies homes to allow older adults and those with disabilities to stay at home. Dick and his wife Chris are members of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Parma. They have 3 adult sons and 2 grandsons.
Michael Santelli is a father of eight children and a parishioner at Church of the Gesu in University Heights. He works as a portfolio manager at Ancora, a Cleveland-based registered investment advisor. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the George Washington University.
Tom Wenzel serves as the Director of Marketing for EWTN Global Catholic Network. He is a graduate of Cleveland St. Joseph High School and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Tom resides in South Euclid with his wife and is a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.
Fr. Douglas Brown - Chaplain
Born in Willowick, Ohio. Youngest of five boys. Graduated from Madison High School in 1984. Graduated from Ohio University in June 1989 with a B.S. in Journalism. Graduated from Ohio University in June 1991 with a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Graduated from St. Mary Seminary (Cleveland) with a M.A. in Theology and M. Div. Ordained to the diocesan Priesthood on May 13, 2006 (Feast of Our Lady of Fatima) First Assignment: Parochial Vicar at St. Basil the Great (Brecksville) from June 2006 to April 2010. Pastor at Mary Queen of Peace (merged parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel and Corpus Christi) in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland since April 25, 2010. Serve as a Spiritual Director to AM 1260 The Rock; Chaplain to Cleveland Police; Chaplain to Mary Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #16279; Spiritual Director for Diocese of Cleveland St. Vincent de Paul Society; Member of Old Brooklyn Community Development Board of Directors; Spiritual Director and Member of Board of Directors for Holy Family Community School.