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
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Aston, PA Jayson Boyers, Ed.D.
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
DirectorsBrighid Blake, MA, LLD (Board Chair)
Philadelphia, PA Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM (Board Treasurer)
Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!) Washington, DC Sr. 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 Scranton, PA Jane Farr, Ph.D.
Retired Professor, Marywood University
Clarks Green, PA Sr. Margaret Gannon, IHM, Ph.D.
Scranton, PA Mary L. Gautier, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate, Research Associate Professor
Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Sr. Florence Hee, OSF, Ph.D.
Charism Coordinator / Facilitator
Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia Aston, PA Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ
Associate Members Board Representative
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Latham, NY Sr. Kate McCarron, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Clarks Summit, PA Sr. Kathryn Miller, SSJ, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA Pius D. Ojara, Ph.D.
South Sudan NGO Forum Juba, South Sudan Sr. Regina M. O'Neill, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Jacqueline C. Reich, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies
Chestnut Hill College Springfield, PA Marcia Sichol, SHCJ, Ph.D.
Society of the Holy Child Jesus, American Province Rosemont, PA Barbara Spears, SNJM
Education Professional (Retired)
Silver Spring, MD Sr. Regina Zoot, SHCJ
Society of the Holy Child Jesus, American Province Bryn Mawr, PA
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 Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Sr. Marge Kloos, SC
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.
- Sharon L. Hirsh, 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
- 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
- Sr. Louise Lears, SC
- Dr. William J. Lennox, Jr.