Meet the ADROP Staff


  Fr. Jack

Fr. Jack Deegan, O.S.A., Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Fr. Jack was born in Newburgh, N.Y. and was ordained to the Priesthood in 1961. He has served the Augustinians as Teacher, Vice President for Student Life at Villanova University, President of Merrimack College in Massachusetts, Provincial of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova, Director of Peace and Justice and Founder of ADROP. He is committed to building bridges connecting people across economic, political and religious spectrums. He invites you to join him as a Defender of the Poor.


Fr. Tony Burrascano, O.S.A., Executive Director


In July 2016, Father Tony Burrascano, O.S.A., was named the Executive Director of the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (A.D.R.O.P.), an Augustinian ministry which serves the needy in Philadelphia. Father Tony, as well as having served as a parish priest, has previously served the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova as Director of the Missions, Province Treasurer and a member of the Formation Team.


Joe Micucci, Associate Executive Director


Joseph Micucci, MA, MS, is the volunteer Associate Executive Director of ADROP. He is a Faculty member at Villanova University and previously worked for 36 years of healthcare Human Resources with organizations like Jefferson Healthcare. He joined the Board of ADROP in 2013, served as Interim Executive Director from July 2015 to June 2016 and is now involved in development and communications.


Veronica Olechna, R.N., Manager, Unity Clinic


Ronnie has been the clinic manager since 2008. Her nursing experience spans many years and various aspects of the nursing field. She is very happy that Unity Clinic finally has a permanent home base at St. Edmond’s. Together with the volunteer practitioners and community translators, Unity Clinic is able to provide necessary primary care to the underserved Indonesian population in Philadelphia


Fr. Paul Morrissey, O.S.A., Founder and Director, Adeodatus Prison Ministry

Fr. Paul co-edits the quarterly newsletter, “Voices From Prison and the Edge,” and hosts the weekly faith-sharing support group. He is a spiritual director, and fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, as well as the author of two books, Let Someone Hold You: The Journey of a Hospice Priest (a memoir), and The Black Wall of Silence (a Novel). He oversees the Healing Garden at St. Augustine Parish, which fosters reconciliation between victims and offenders in Philadelphia and beyond.


George Munyan, Administrator, Adeodatus Prison Ministry


George spent his professional career as an educator; spanning roles from teacher and professor to dean of students and principal. George has been involved with Prison Ministry for ten years and has been assisting Fr. Paul as the Adeodatus Administrator for the previous two years. As administrator, he plans and co-facilitates weekly meetings of the Adeodatus support group for those who have been recently incarcerated, working the twelve steps, and anyone on the margins of society. George is also one of the primary stewards of the Healing Garden located at St. Augustine Parish in Philadelphia, a space dedicated to the healing of both the perpetrators and victims of violence throughout the city and beyond.



Emerald Dohleman, Administrative Coordinator


Emerald joins the ADROP staff during her year of service with the Augustinian Volunteers. Originally from Pontiac, IL, Emerald graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Theology and Religious Studies. She will be performing various duties around the office and acting in a support role for many of ADROP's ministries, especially the Educational Programs at St. Anthony of Padua parrish school where she spends part of her week.









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