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Vice President, Corporate Ethics
Fr. Coleman received his Master of Divinity from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California, his Master of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco, his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and his S.T.L. (Licentiate of Sacred Theology) from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. Fr. Coleman has served in various executive capacities and is a lecturer and prolific writer, contributing to various newspapers and magazines and authoring nine books. Additionally, he is actively involved with a number of boards and committees including board membership on the theological committee of the Catholic Health Association, the Marillac Insurance Company, and the RETA Insurance Company. Fr. Coleman serves as Director of Health and Health Care Services for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and is a lecturer in Moral Theology at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.
In his role with the health system, Fr. Coleman educates the Local Health Ministry boards, system leadership, physicians and associates on the Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. He has developed a framework for Vincentian Discernment for the Health System, a tool used for all major decisions, and plays a key role in formulating responses to ethical challenges faced by our health system. As a member of the DCHS senior leadership team, Fr. Coleman serves as a spokesperson on all bioethics issues and participates in key DCHS committees, including the Local Health Ministry Bioethics committees.