Fr. Romuald Meogrossi was born and raised in New York City. He studied chemical engineering before entering the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. After theological studies in Rome he earned Masters degrees in Education and Counseling. He has served his community as Director of Novices and in various other positions of administration and formation on Provincial, National and International levels. After spending several years in Secondary Education as principal of a high school, he returned to graduate level teaching and served for five years as Formation Director of the Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, D.C. and seven years as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at DeSales School of Theology, Washington, D.C. He earned a PhD in Pastoral Counseling and taught briefly in the Pastoral Counseling Department of Loyola College in Maryland. For the past twenty-one years he has been a Certified and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Maryland and the District and has participated in a group practice. His interests center on supervisory issues and patient satisfaction.