Divine Mercy Care Staff
Communications & Development Coordinator
Jennifer Sheedy came to DMC as a long-time patient of Tepeyac and DMC Gala Volunteer. Her journey to motherhood began with ectopic pregnancy, a miscarriage, fertility specialists and polycystic ovary syndrome. Jennifer and her husband, Chris, were delighted to adopt their first daughter from Russia in 2006. They later welcomed two daughters through birth, and were challenged by three more miscarriages. The final miscarriage came soon after the diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy — a weakening of Jennifer’s heart through pregnancy with their youngest daughter. Tepeyac was with the Sheedy’s throughout this life-threatening and affecting situation. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science in Environmental Law and Policy from Indiana University. She’s worked with environmental laws at DynCorp (now CSC), and for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality as a wetlands permit writer and an enforcement specialist. Jennifer is thankful for her career as a mother in Alexandria and is active at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Marketing and Development Manager
Barbara Remington became a huge fan of DMC and Tepeyac after she heard Dr. Bruchalski speak 25 years ago! For 10 years she was a volunteer for the DMC gala. She also worked as a medical assistant at Tepeyac for 2 years. Barbara has a systems analysis degree from Miami University of Ohio, worked in software analysis and design, and later switched into technical sales. Leaving the corporate world to raise her six children, she volunteered to teach ESL for Catholic Charities. Barbara is passionate about pro-life causes, devoted to Saint Mother Teresa, loves to lead pilgrimages to the Holy Land and to spend time with her husband, children, and parents.
Mark Flores has been a Northern Virginia resident most of his life. He had a background in the private patent and trademark industry as well as a mailing company before working for 7 years as a Virginia and Maryland residential real estate agent at a local real estate brokerage firm. Mark came to Divine Mercy Care in 2014 as an opportunity to combine his work and long-standing passion for the pro-life movement. Mark is a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of local men’s groups and church activities. Mark’s skills include faith-apologetics, Spanish language fluency, and the bass guitar. He especially enjoys spending time with his friends, 11 siblings, and over 30 nieces and nephews.
Donna Johnson joined the Divine Mercy Care team in 2016—initially as a volunteer until January 2017, when she was hired as a part-time Administrative Assistant. She has over ten years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant in both the corporate and government sectors, and 34 years of being a stay-at-home wife and mother. Donna enjoys using her organizational skills for a mission that aligns with her personal beliefs. Outside the office, Donna enjoys spending time with her family, solving puzzles, watching old movies, and crocheting; and welcomed her first grandchild in the summer of 2017.
John Bruchalski, M.D., Founder
Dr. B is the founder of the pro-life medical practice Tepeyac OB/GYN and Divine Mercy Care, it’s umbrella fundraising and educational organization. Dr. B performed abortions in his residency before experiencing a dramatic and profound conversion that led him to found Tepeyac as a way to help women with life-affirming medicine. He continues to serve Tepeyac as an OB/GYN while maintaining a rigorous speaking schedule for Divine Mercy Care. Dr. Bruchalski was trained at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, the Eastern Virginia Medical Center, and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Father Gerald Weymes, Chaplain
Fr.Gerald Weymes was born in Dublin, Ireland in October of 1942. Father studied with the Missionary Order of the Divine Word and later transferred to the secular priesthood. He studied philosophy with the Cistercians Monks at Mount Melleray, Cappoquin, Co,Waterford. From there he attended St. John’s College.Waterford City for four years of theology. He was ordained for the Diocese of Richmond in 1974 and appointed by Bishop Sullivan to St.Agnes Parish in Arlington. Two weeks into the month of August 1974 the Diocese of Arlington was officially established by Paul VI. Fr.Gerald chose to serve in the Diocese of Arlington where he has remained for forty four years serving in various parishes.
Monique Baroudi, Secretary
Monique Baroudi is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BS in Systems Engineering) and is a mother of six who is blessed to parent four of her boys, while two look down from heaven. She has been a Tepeyac patient since 2000 and a Divine Mercy Care volunteer helping with the Gala since 2005. As mother who has suffered pregnancy loss, bringing healing to others through helping organize the annual Memorial Service is something she is passionate about. Monique was awarded Divine Mercy Care’s Susan Torres Award in 2009. She marries her zeal for the pro-life movement with her analytical skills and creativity to add value to Divine Mercy Care. When not volunteering, Monique enjoys running, swimming, sewing, crafting, entertaining, and time spent with family.
Kathy Doherty, Chairman
Kathryn has been a Tepeyac Ob/GYN patient since 2000 and is a longtime volunteer with Divine Mercy Care. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Paul Scolese, and their six children – Patrick, Katharine, Mary, Annie, Paul and Margaret. A devastating fetal diagnosis for Margaret in 2013 brought Kathryn to a deeper appreciation of the importance of the pro-life medicine practiced by Tepeyac doctors, including the special support provided by Tepeyac’s Kristen Anderson Perinatal Hospice program to families with critically ill unborn children. Kathryn credits Tepeyac’s unique approach to prenatal care for the survival of her youngest child when other doctors gave no hope. With gratitude, Kathryn was eager to serve Divine Mercy Care and is dedicated to ensuring that more women have access to the high-quality and compassionate care she received at Tepeyac. Kathryn has a doctorate in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She served as Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education during President George W. Bush’s administration. Kathryn is a member of the Basilica of Saint Mary Parish where she leads the local chapter of the Junior Catholic Daughters of America and serves as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion to the parish’s homebound.
An entrepreneur by trade, Sean founded, grew and sold two IT consultancy companies, most recently selling NovusCG, Inc to IBM in late 2007. After spending some time with IBM as Worldwide Director of Portfolio Strategy and Innovation, Sean left in the summer of 2010 to pursue two passions of his; philanthropy and early childhood development. Sean become Head of School at Renaissance Montessori School in Manassas, VA, an institution dedicated to providing the finest in early childhood education in a fashion and at a cost that best serves the community. Sean also consults with and serves on the board of many commercial and non-for-profit organizations, helping them achieve their goals by working with them on business development and growth strategies.
Joseph Goyette, Treasurer
Mr. Goyette joined the board in August 2017 and has had all seven of his children delivered with Tepeyac. He has been a long-time supporter of the DMC mission and is grateful to serve on the board. He is currently employed at a Cybersecurity company in Northern Virginia.