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DignityUSA National Presidents

1970-72

Bob Fournier (Pelletier), Los Angeles

1972

Joe Gilgamesh (Killian), Los Angeles 1

1973-77

Paul Diederich, Boston

1977

Walter Kay, San Diego2

1978-79

Paul Weidig, Sacramento

1979-83

Frank Scheuren, Atlanta

1983-85

John Hager, Washington, DC

1985-89

Jim Bussen, Chicago3

1989-91

Pat Roche, Seattle

1991-93

Kevin Calegari, San Francisco

1993-97

Marianne Duddy, Boston

1997-99

Bob Miailovich, Washington, DC

1999-2002

Mary Louise Cervone, Philadelphia4

2002-2003

Patrick T. McArron, San Diego

2003-2007

Sam Sinnett, St. Louis

2007-2011

Mark Matson, Columbus

2011-present Lourdes Rodriguez-Nogues, Boston

1Between 1972-73, Pat Allen served as Chapters' Chair with responsibility for overseeing all chapters outside of the Los Angles area.

2 National Secretary Carla Kaesbauer served as Acting National President between the resignation of Walter Kay in late 1977 and the election of Paul Weidig in the Spring of 1978.

3 On September 29, 1987, Jim Bussen Resigned for a day so that National Vice President Elinor Crocker could temporarily assume the duties of President. Elinor thus became the first person in Dignity's history to hold all four national officer positions: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

4 Mary Louise Cervone resigned effective July 4, 2002, and Vice-President Patrick T. McArron became President.