Review Board

The Archdiocese of Detroit established a policy regarding the sexual abuse of children and young people by priests, deacons, and church personnel in 1989. Subsequent to the policy’s promulgation, a group of lay people and archdiocesan staff assisted the archbishop’s priest-delegate on an ad hoc basis when complaints were brought forward.

In 2002, that panel was reconstituted into a more formalized, structured consultative board. Appointed by the archbishop and led by a lay chairperson, six individuals with professional, pastoral, and/or medical competencies serve as the Archdiocesan Board of Review. (Archdiocesan staff members serve in a support capacity.) Meeting on a regular schedule— more often if and/or when necessary— the Board receives, investigates and considers allegations of clergy sexual abuse and provides its recommendations to the archbishop and his priest-delegate. The Board is updated annually on programs promoting safe environments in the parishes, schools, and institutions of the Detroit archdiocese.


The Honorable Michael J. Talbot, Chairperson
Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals

Robert W. Asmussen
Executive Director, Providence Medical Group

Nancy J. Diehl
Former Wayne County Prosecutor

Patricia M. Moylan, PhD 
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Children's Hospital of Michigan

Sr. Frances Nadolny, OP
Director, Ministry Trust Program, Adrian Dominicans
Former Director of Education, Archdiocese of Detroit

Rev. William Tindall
Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Livonia

Sharon Antczak, PhD, LP
Clinical Child Psychologist, Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools


Support Staff

Rev. Msgr. G. Michael Bugarin, STL, JCL, Archbishop's Delegate
Canon Lawyer and Pastor,  St. Joan of Arc Parish, Saint Clair Shores

Ina Grant, Promoter of Ministerial Standards
Archdiocese of Detroit

Margaret Huggard, MSW, Victim Assistance Coordinator
Archdiocese of Detroit 

Ned McGrath
Director of Communications, Archdiocese of Detroit

Thomas Van Dusen
Partner, Bodman LLP

Catherine Wagner
Former Director of Parish Life and Services, Archdiocese of Detroit

Rev. Msgr. George Miller, Promoter of Justice
Canon Lawyer