Rosemarie Banich is a seasoned professional with experience in the non-profit sector, the legal sphere, and the Catholic Church. While began her professional career practicing law as a civil litigator, she transitioned to the non-profit sector, serving as the Director of Child and Volunteer Protection for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), overseeing their national Safe Haven program for players and volunteers.
Rosemarie’s career in the Catholic Church began as the Director of Youth Ministry at a parish of over 2,500 active families in Los Angeles. She was appointed as the Director of the Second General Synod of the Archdiocese of Miami in 2012 and subsequently served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and the Director of Evangelization and Parish Life for the Archdiocese. Through her role as a Leadership Consultant, she has worked across the country delivering the Good Leaders, Good Shepherds program, facilitating listening sessions and focus teams for diocesan synodal processes, and providing training and individual coaching for pastors and parish leaders. She also provides consulting services in the areas of philanthropy and strategic planning to Catholic schools and other entities.
Rosemarie received a B.A. from the University of South Florida in English, a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, and is completing an M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University. She also serves as member of the Board of Directors of SEPI, the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic Ministry.
Rosemarie lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Marc and their son Matthew, who is a college sophomore. The family worships at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Tyrone, Georgia. She enjoys running, traveling, reading, and music and theater of all kinds. Rosemarie is fluent in Spanish.