Executive Board


Fr. Blaise Berg, STD
Sacramento Region

Rev. Blaise Berg, STD, President / Treasurer of the CANFP Executive Board, is Associate Professor of Theology at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park. He previously served the Diocese of Sacramento as Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, Vacaville, and St. John’s Parish and the Newman Center, in Chico, and Parochial Vicar of St. Rose Parish, Roseville. In addition. he served as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, and Secretary to the Bishop and Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Sacramento.  Fr. Berg earned a BA from the University of San Francisco, an MBA from California Polytechnic University, a Baccalaureate degree in Sacred Theology, S.T.B at the Pontifical Gregorian University Rome, a Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology, S.T.L. from the JPII Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. and a Doctoral Degree in Sacred Theology, S.T.D. from Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. He has served on the CANFP Board since 2003, and President since 2019. 

Gary Schuberg
Vice President
Los Angeles Region

Gary Schuberg, Vice President of the Executive Board, is a native Southern Californian, born in Santa Monica, and residing now in Carpinteria with his wife Beth and their children.A longtime supporter and member of CANFP, Gary brings not only his Southern California perspective (from his surfboard vantage point!), but also his professional experience in business management, and a lifetime of active involvement in prolife advocacy. Gary has served in many capacities, from counseling to board leadership, with Life Centers, and International Life Services, and is excited about the potential his service on the CANFP Board brings to be a bridge between these natural allies—pregnancy counseling centers and CANFP— in healing so many lives he has seen broken by this culture’s failure to adequately and properly appreciate God’s gift of human sexuality. Gary brings a sense of humor and can do attitude to his commitment to the work of CANFP, work he describes as brave, bold, and beautiful! He has served on the Board since 2016, and as Vice President since 20018.

Fr. Mario Rizzo
Oakland Region

Fr. Mario Rizzo, Secretary of the Executive Board, was ordained a Priest for the Diocese of Oakland in 2018—which happens to be the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae–and serves as Parochial Administrator at St. Joseph Basilica Parish, Alameda. Fr. Mario became familiar with CANFP in the summer of 2012 when he attended a week-long program offered for seminarians by CANFP. He also attended the 2015 CANFP conference MALE and FEMALE HE CREATED THEM. His experience at both was featured in the Fall 2015 edition of CANFP NEWS. The youngest of six, Mario is the uncle to nine nieces and nephews. He is excited about the opportunity serving on the CANFP Board gives him, as a Roman Catholic Priest, to share his vision of fertility and sexuality, especially with young people, as viewed through the lens of God’s salvific plan for mankind and the inherent dignity He has bestowed on us, which is one of incredible joy and promise. He has served on the Board, and as Board Secretary, since 2016,

Archbiship Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone
San Francisco Region

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, a native of San Diego, earned his BA from the University of San Diego, and his STB in Theology, Doctor of Canon Law, from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Having served as Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego and Bishop of Oakland before being appointed the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco, he brings a statewide vision to the mission of CANFP, and has served on the Executive Board since 2009.  Archbishop Cordileone has served on the CANFP Board since 2009.

Edie Sickman     San Diego Region

Edie Sickman, currently from the San Diego region, brings a valued statewide perspective to her service on the Board, having lived and worked in both northern and southern California. A graduate of UCLA, with a BA in Economics, her early professional experience was in the corporate world. More recently, she has served as office manager at several parishes in the Dioceses of Sacramento and San Diego, and she is currently applying her administrative skills in service of the University of San Diego. Edie brings a commitment to the core values of CANFP, which find concrete expression in her meticulous attention to detail, fruit of her administrative and human resource experience. Her extensive operational and management skills in such areas as event planning, budgeting, and relationship building, complement the gifts of her dedicated colleagues on the Board. She joined the Board in 2021.


Thank you to all those who have so generously served on the Executive Board of the California Association of Natural Family Planning, including:

Edie Sickman ~ Fr. Mario Rizzo ~ Gary Schuberg ~ Dr. Lynn Keenan ~ Dr. Michel Accad ~ Fr. Blaise Berg ~ Archbishop Cordileone ~ Sheila St. John ~ Fr. Joseph Illo ~ Winnie Neill ~ Fr. Marcos Gonzalez ~ Dylan St. John ~ Dr. Gregory Polito ~ Bishop Vigneron ~ James Sweeney ~ Sister Michelle, OCD ~ Marcella Melendez ~ Maureen Scagliotti ~ Dr. Mary Davenport ~ Therese Maes ~ Judy Wilmurt ~ Fr. Mark Wagner ~ Kathy Snodgrass ~ Deacon Allan Bohner ~ Anita Lucketti ~ Howard Lucketti ~ Vicky Smallwood ~ Mary Champagne ~ Anna Viscomi ~ Lilia Morelos ~ Alejandro Morelos ~ Regina Corley ~ Carol Koppenheffer ~ Julie Sly ~ Mary Dausch ~ Jennifer Meade ~ Dr. Mary O’Neill ~ Dr. F.J. Milligan ~ Ellen Linbeck ~ Barbara Regnier ~ Shirl Giacomi ~ Msgr. Charles Fortier