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Barbara Cervenka, OP
Barbara Cervenka, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of Adrian, Michigan who is a painter. For the past twenty years, she has taught and worked in administration at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. Since 1989, she has traveled many times to Peru, Brazil and Nicaragua, working with self-taught artists and arranging exhibitions of their work to be shown I the U. S. and Canada. She and her colleague, Mame Jackson, are co-founders of Con/Vida-Popular Arts of the Americas, and are working on a show from the culturally rich northeast of Brazil.
Mary Charlotte Chandler, RSCJ
Mary Charlotte Chandler is a Religious of the Sacred Heart. She received her PhD in the Sociology of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Her past ministries include being a research associate at the Center of applied Research on the Apostolate and teaching theology at both the university and high school levels. Presently, she is the Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Life located at the Catholic Theological Union.
Mary Dacey, SSJ
Mary Dacey, SSJ is a Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Boston College. She has worked as a teacher and administrator primarily on the secondary school level. She has also served as a facilitator and consultant for religious congregations, schools and other organizations. She currently serves as a member of the General Council of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and is the President-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Helen Maher Garvey, BVM
Helen Garvey, BVM is a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary whose Motherhouse is located in Dubuque Iowa. She received her EdD in Organizational Development from Columbia University, New York. Helen served as president of her congregation and president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). She was the Director Pastoral Services for the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky from 1993-2004. Presently, she is a consultant to schools, parishes and religious congregations in areas of organizational development and leadership.
Karen M. Kennelly, CSJ
Karen M. Kennelly, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a historian by profession and has coordinated the History of Women Religious Conference since its inception in 1988. She has published in the field of history of American Catholic Women. She currently serves on the congregational Leadership Team of her congregation.
Constance Phelps, SCL
Constance Phelps, SCL is a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth. She received her PhD in sociology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Ghana, West Africa. She served as a college administrator, the Vice President for Student Life. Constance was general councilor for the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and is the current past President of the Leadership Conference Women Religious (LCWR).
Carole Shinnick, SSND
Carole Shinnick, SSND is a School Sister from Notre Dame of Wilton, Connecticut. She completed a Master of Arts degree in American studies at Fairfield University and a masters in clinical social work at St. Louis University. She has worked as an educator, therapist and clinical social worker, has served in provincial leadership and is the immediate past executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She currently works as communications director for the Atlantic-Midwest Province of her congregation.
Annmarie Sanders, IHM
Annmarie Sanders, IHM is a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary whose headquarters are located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Arts degree in public communications from Fordham University. She has worked as a social worker, missioner in Peru, and communicator and is currently the director of communications for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Honora Precourt has more than 15 years experience in marketing, licensing, public relations, advertising, and brand management with Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations. A former Docent at The National Gallery of Art, Honora is an active volunteer in her community. Honora serves on the Pastoral Council board of her church and the Home and School Association board of her children's school. Ms. Precourt has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. from New York University.