WHO WE ARE
The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) promotes leadership in human resources, finance and administration that models Gospel values, promoting justice in the workplace.
To accomplish our mission we promote comprehensive church personnel systems which integrate Catholic social teaching and sound management principles; strengthen working relationships among Church leaders, ministers and employees; develop church personnel and human resource skills and competence and commit to excellence through Gospel values.
Our Vision & Values
NACPA’s members, board and staff must be leaders in providing quality standards of effective human resource practice, education and service. We believe that the Church should model employment relationships that promote human dignity. We believe that those employed by the Church should participate in decisions that affect them and should receive just compensation.
Our values encompass respect for all persons; inclusive, supportive relationships; ethical conduct; the dignity of work and commitment to excellence.
We are deeply appreciative of all who have contributed to our National Association over the past thirty years. We especially recognize our past Executive Directors whose leadership has been most significant in this history.
|1970||National Federation of Priests¹ Councils (NFPC) initiates organization|
|1971||Charter of Institution for the National Personnel Association and first meeting|
|1972||Name is chosen: National Association of Church Personnel Administrators, Dan Johnson is first president, first Convocation|
|1978||Sheila McEvoy is selected as first Executive Secretary, National Office established in Cincinnati|
|1981||Mary Ann Barnhorn, SNDdeN, selected as Executive Director
|1985||Christine Matthews, OP, selected as Executive Director
|1992||Ann White, SL, selected as Executive Director
|1998||Ellen Doyle, OSU, selected as Executive Director
|2005||Mary Jo Moran, Ph.D. selected as Executive Director
|2015||Regina Haney, EdD, selected as Executive Director
Regina Haney, EdD
Regina Haney, EdD is the executive director of the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA). In this capacity, and working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, she oversees all activities of the 45-year old organization serving Church human resource professionals from across the country.
Prior to joining NACPA, Dr. Haney was executive director of the Boards and Council Department at the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). During her 25-year tenure at the association, she worked to strengthen diocesan and school boards across the country, providing workshops, research and publications. In addition, Dr. Haney also was the assistant executive director of the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education Department for almost ten years, providing counsel to diocesan school leaders.
Dr. Haney also served for nine years as the superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Raleigh where she established a satellite network for all schools in the diocese through which students accessed curriculum- based programs. Dr. Haney received her doctorate from Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota in 2004.