Programa de Ambiente Seguro


Since 1990, the Archdiocese of Seattle has had a process in place to address issues of clergy sexual misconduct and abuse of minors, and to assist the Archbishop in assessing the suitability for ministry of those accused.  Since that time, the Archdiocese also has had a process through which allegations are made and pastoral care and assistance are offered to those who make them.

The Archdiocesan Review Board assists the Archbishop in accordance with Church law, the USCCB's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and the Essential Norms for Diocesan Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons and locally established church policies.  The board operates as a confidential consultative body that advises the Archbishop regarding his responsibilities related to clergy sexual abuse of minors and assisting him in assessing allegations and fitness for ministry.

Review Board Members:
Lucy Berliner, MSW
Director, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. Served in various capacities on previous Archdiocesan Committees and Review Boards.

Joan Cole Duffell
Executive Director, Committee for Children. This Seattle-based, international nonprofit organization conducts research and develops programs for the prevention of child abuse, personal safety, youth violence and bullying.

Orlando Manaois, LICSW
Veteran's Administration Supported Housing VASH Social Worker, Veteran's Administration Hospital Puget Sound Seattle Division. Orlando has also served as a member of the pastoral outreach team provided to parishes through the Vicar for Clergy Office.

Deacon Michael Riggio
Deacon, St. Leo Church, Tacoma and Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University Law School. Michael is also a former deputy Pierce County prosecutor in the Special Assault Unit.

Mary Ellen Stone, MS
Executive Director, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. Providing education and advocacy toward the elimination of secual assault, KCSARC is the largest sexual assault victim's service organization in Washington.

Fr. Michael Tyrrell, S.J.
Socius and Province Treasurer, Society of Jesus - Oregon Province. Served as member of Archdiocese of Seattle Case Review Board.

Archdiocesan Curia Members:
Fr. David Mulholland, JD; Vicar for Clergy, Archdiocese of Seattle

Mary E. Santi, JCL, M.DIV., SPHR; Chancellor; Director for Human Resources, Archdiocese of Seattle - Oversees the Safe Environment Program.

Dennis O'Leary; Executive Director of the Chancery, Archdiocese of Seattle

Legal Resource: Lisa Johnson, Special Assault Unit, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Canonical Investigations: Rick Buckland, Rick Kaiser
Treatment & Compliance: George Uhlman
Pastoral Outreach Coordinator: Denise Aubuchon
Recording Secretary: Elizabeth Madsen

Case Review Board Final Report - October, 2004