ASEC Board of Directors
The African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit approved in 2006. We have a 2-level governance model for our Board of Directors:
"Charter Members" : There are eight Charter Members of the ASEC Board of Directors--
- the President/Leader of each of the four religious communitiethat began ASEC
- the President/Leader of each of the four universities that began ASEC
"Directors": All other board members are considered "Directors"
Associate Members promote and further the mission of ASEC, make a financial contribution, and, if desired, participate in ASEC activities.
Charter MembersSr. Kathy Dougherty, OSF (Board Chair)
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Aston, PA Sharon L. Hirsh, Ph.D. (Board Vice-Chair)
Rosemont College Rosemont, PA Chris Domes, Ed.D.
Neumann University Aston, PA Sr. Maureen G. Erdlen, SSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Sr. Carroll Juliano, SHCJ
Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) Rosemont, PA Sr. Ellen Maroney, IHM, MA
Sisters of IHM Scranton, PA Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.
Marywood University Scranton, PA Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D.
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, PA
DirectorsSr. Hellen Anthony Bandiho, STH, Ph.D.
Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (STH)
Tanzania Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D.
African Sisters Education Collaborative Jane Farr, Ph.D.
Retired Professor, Marywood University
Clarks Green, PA Sr. Margaret Gannon, IHM, Ph.D.
Marywood University Scranton, PA Sr. Florence Hee, OSF, Ph.D.
Charism Coordinator / Facilitator
Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia Aston, PA Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM
Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!) Washington, DC Sr. Kate McCarron, OSF
Clarks Summit, PA Sr. Kathryn Miller, SSJ, Ph.D.
Assistant to the President for Administration and Board Secretary
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, PA Pius D. Ojara, Ph.D.
Concern Worldwide (Juba, South Sudan) Liverpool, UK Sr. Regina M. O'Neill, OSF
City of Philadelphia Law Department Philadelphia, PA Jacqueline C. Reich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Chestnut Hill College Springfield, PA Marcia Sichol, SHCJ, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA Barbara Spears, SNJM
Education Professional (Retired)
Silver Spring, MD Sr. Regina Zoot, SHCJ
Associate MembersDePaul University
A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D.
DePaul University Chicago, IL Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany
Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Latham, NY Saint Leo University
Stephen Kubasek, DBA
Board Rep for Associate Members
Associate Vice President of University Advancement
Saint Leo University Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Sr. Louise Lears, S.C.
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Mount St. Joseph, OH Sisters of the Redeemer
Sr. Ellen Marvel, CSR
Board Rep for Associate Members
Sisters of the Redeemer Meadowbrook, PA Saint Leo University
Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D.
Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
Thank you for your service
Our past Board Members include:
- Lorraine Aurely
- Mary Ann Buckley, SHCJ
- Anita Cattafesta, OSF
- Sr. Jacquelyn Ernster, OSB, Ph.D.
- Ann R. Henry, Ph.D.
- Rosalie M. Mirenda, Ph.D.
- Sr. Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D.
- Sr. Anne Myers, SSJ, Ph.D.
- Sr. Therese O'Rourke, IHM
- Sr. Mary Paul Wamatu, CPS
- Sr. Brigid Andoh, SSL
- Brighid Blake, MA
- Sr. Marijane Hresko, OSF, MA
- Sr. Carol Ann Knight, SHCJ, MA
- Marie T. McCormick, MBA, Ph.D.
- Helen McDonald, SHCJ
- Sr. Ann McNamara, OSF
- Sr. Florence Nwaonuma, SSH
- Sr. Anna Mary Henrietta Nyangoma, MCESM
- Terri Peters, Ph.D.
- Nora Sweeney, SHCJ
- Sr. Jane Wakahiu, LSOSF, Ph.D.
- Sr. Anne Marie Haas, CSR
- Dr. William J. Lennox, Jr.