Omega Board

Ilia Delio

Ilia Delio

Founder and Board Chair

Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, Founder of Omega Center, is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology.

Ilia currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University, and is the author of twenty books. Ilia holds PhDs in Pharmacology from Rutgers University and in Theology from Fordham University, as well as two honorary doctorates, one from St. Francis University in 2015, and one from Sacred Heart University in 2020.

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Brian Graham

Brian Graham

Board Member

Brian Graham has been on the Omega Center board of directors since 2019. He is an equity partner at the global law firm of K&L Gates, LP where he heads the firm’s US corporate immigration practice. Brian is an active member and has served on the board of the Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin, Texas. He was formerly a member of St John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin where he was involved in Christ Renews His Parish adult ministry and Youth Enrichment Services (YES) youth ministry. Brian is an avid reader and student of Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton, David Hawkins, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, David Bohm, Ilia Delio and Teilhard de Chardin, among others.
Martha Johnston

Martha Johnston

Board Member

A longtime friend of Ilia, Martha Johnston joined Ilia and the Omega Center early in its inception. She is one of the original board members and financial supporter of the Omega Center. An active member of Contemplative Outreach Ltd. since 2001, Martha is Chapter Coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) and facilitates two weekly Contemplative Prayer groups in Washington DC. Martha continues to strengthen the bridge between the Omega Center and Contemplative Outreach.

After more than 12 years working in the U.S. Senate, Martha was honored to work for President George H. W. Bush at the United States Information Agency and the Department of State; followed by President George W. Bush at the Federal Communications Commission. She recently retired as a private sector telecommunications lobbyist.

Frank Sasinowski

Frank Sasinowski

Board Member

Frank is honored to have served on the Board of the Omega Center since its founding. Frank has been or is on the boards of other non-profits including 2 that are spiritually related: the Shalem Institute & Catholic Medical Mission Board & some related to science & health: ARM Foundation for Cell & Gene Medicine, National Organization for Rare Disorders; Everylife Foundation for Rare Diseases & United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Frank is a graduate of Richard Rohr’s Living School, started an ecumenical centering prayer program at his Reston, VA church & led a non-denominational meditation program at northern VA’s largest residential mental health facility.

Frank assists industry & patient organizations in developing new medicines & has helped secure FDA approval for hundreds of new drugs, mostly for very serious & rare diseases. Frank is an Adjunct Professor of Neurology at U. of Rochester medical school & has a BS (biology/genetics, Cornell), MS & MPH (U. of Cal. @ Berkeley) & JD (Georgetown).

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