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.

Learn about Associate Membership

Charter Members

Sr. Kathryn Dougherty, OSF (Board Chair) Sr. Kathryn Dougherty, OSF (Board Chair)
Congregational Minister
at Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Aston, PA
Sharon Hirsh, Ph.D. (Board Vice-Chair) Sharon Hirsh, Ph.D. (Board Vice-Chair)
President
at Rosemont College Rosemont, PA
Chris Domes, Ed.D. Chris Domes, Ed.D.
President
at Neumann University Aston, PA
Sr. Carroll Juliano, SHCJ Sr. Carroll Juliano, SHCJ
Province Leader
at Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) Rosemont, PA
Sr. Ellen Maroney, IHM Sr. Ellen Maroney, IHM
President
at Sisters of IHM Scranton, PA
Sr. Anne Myers, SSJ, Ph.D. Sr. Anne Myers, SSJ, Ph.D.
Congregational President
at Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.
President
at Marywood University Scranton, PA
Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D.
President
at Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, PA

Directors

Brighid Blake, MA Brighid Blake, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D.
Executive Director
African Sisters Education Collaborative
Jane Farr, Ph.D. Jane Farr, Ph.D.
Retired Professor, Marywood University
Clarks Green, PA
Sr. Margaret Gannon, IHM, Ph.D. Sr. Margaret Gannon, IHM, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
at Marywood University Scranton, PA
Sr. Florence Hee, OSF Sr. Florence Hee, OSF
Charism Coordinator / Facilitator
at Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia Aston, PA
Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ
Associate Members Board Representative
Province Director

at Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Latham, NY
Sr. Marijane Hresko, OSF Sr. Marijane Hresko, OSF
Risk Manager Specialist
at Neumann University Aston, PA
Sr. Carol Ann Knight, SHCJ Sr. Carol Ann Knight, SHCJ
Academic Counselor
at Rosemont College Rosemont, PA
Marie T. McCormick, MBA, Ph.D. Marie T. McCormick, MBA, Ph.D.
Partner, Insyte Partners
Villanova, PA
Sr. Kathryn Miller, SSJ Sr. Kathryn Miller, SSJ
Assistant to the President for Administration and Special Projects
at Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, PA
Sr. Florence Nwaonuma, SSH Sr. Florence Nwaonuma, SSH
National President
at Nigeria Conference of Women Religious (NCWR)
Sr. Anna Mary Henrietta Nyangoma, MCESM Sr. Anna Mary Henrietta Nyangoma, MCESM
Superior General
at Missionary Congregation of the Evangelizing Sisters of Mary (MCESM or ESM) Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya
Pius Ojara, Ph.D. Pius Ojara, Ph.D.
Director, NGO Secretariat South Sudan
Liverpool, UK
Sr. Marcia Sichol, Ph.D. Sr. Marcia Sichol, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA
Barbara Spears, SNJM Barbara Spears, SNJM
Education Professional (Retired)
Silver Spring, MD

Associate Members

A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D.
Representative
at DePaul University Chicago, IL
Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ
Province Director
at Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Latham, NY
Sr. Louise Lears, S.C. Sr. Louise Lears, S.C.
Executive Councilor
at Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Mount St. Joseph, OH
Dr. William J. Lennox, Jr. Dr. William J. Lennox, Jr.
President
at St. Leo University Saint Leo, FL