The Diocese of Helena has established a group of competent people to turn to for advice. As stated in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, “Dioceses will have a review board that functions as a confidential consultative body to the bishop… The majority of its members will be lay persons not in the employ of the diocese… This board will advise the diocesan bishop in his assessment of allegations of sexual abuse of minors and in his determination of suitability for ministry. It will regularly review diocesan policies and procedures for dealing with sexual abuse of minors. Also, the board can review those matters both retrospectively and prospectively and give advice on all aspects of responses required in connection with these cases.”

Review Board Members

Sean Beddow
Sean Beddow is the Superintendent of Conrad Public Schools. He is a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Conrad and serves on the Review Board as a parish pastoral council member.

Dawn Brannman
Dawn is the faith formation director at St. Mary Catholic Community in Helena and has also worked and taught in Catholic schools. She brings her experience with youth and education to the Review Board.

Patti Cassidy
Patti works in evangelization and discipleship at Christ the King Parish in Missoula. She brings her experience with youth ministry and as a parish pastoral council member to the Review Board.

Ann Clark
Ann is a busy mother and wife who lives in Helena. She serves on the Review Board as a parent of a minor.

Shaun Donovan (Chairperson)
Shaun is the former Mineral County Attorney and resides in Superior. He serves on the Review Board as an attorney-at-law, licensed and in good standing.

Mike Frost
Mike is a counselor who specialized in college mental health with a particular interest in the treatment of substance use disorders. He brings his experience in counseling and therapy to the Review Board.

Fr. Tim Moriarty
Fr. Tim Moriarty was ordained for the Diocese of Helena in 2003. He is currently Pastor of St. Mary Catholic Community in Helena, and he previously served as Pastor of the parishes in Three Forks, Anaconda, Shelby, Cut Bank, and Valier. Fr. Moriarty is a member of the diocesan Personnel Board and Presbyteral Council (elected chair). He serves on the Review Board as a priest who is an experienced and respected pastor of the Diocese.

Andrea Strizich
Andrea is clinical social work/therapist and operates her own mental health practice in Missoula. She has over 30 years of experience caring for children, adolescents, their families, university students and adults. Andrea serves on the Review Board as a person with particular expertise in working with minors in a therapeutic setting.

Ex-Officio Members
Bishop Austin A. Vetter (Bishop of the Diocese of Helena)
Gabe Brennan (Victim Advocate)
Matthew Brower (Vice Chancellor)
Bill Driscoll (Diocesan Attorney)
Fr. Robert Grosch (Promoter of Justice – Diocese of Great Falls Billings)
Fr. Gary Reller (Retired Pastor, Review Board Advisor)
Fr. John Robertson (Judicial Vicar)
Cassie Hall (Director, Human Resources and Safe Environment)