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 L. Hirsh, Ph.D. (Board Vice-Chair) Sharon L. 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, MA Sr. Ellen Maroney, IHM, MA
President
at Sisters of IHM Scranton, 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

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, Ph.D. Sr. Florence Hee, OSF, Ph.D.
Charism Coordinator / Facilitator
at Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia Aston, PA
Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM
Sr. Kate McCarron Sr. Kate McCarron
Sr. Kathryn Miller, SSJ, Ph.D. Sr. Kathryn Miller, SSJ, Ph.D.
Assistant to the President for Administration and Board Secretary
at Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, PA
Pius D. Ojara, Ph.D. Pius D. Ojara, Ph.D.
Director
at Concern Worldwide (Juba, South Sudan) Liverpool, UK
Sr. Regina O'Neill Sr. Regina O'Neill
Marcia Sichol, Ph.D. Marcia Sichol, Ph.D.
Retired
Philadelphia, PA
Barbara Spears, SNJM Barbara Spears, SNJM
Education Professional (Retired)
Silver Spring, MD
Sr. Regina Zoot, SHCJ Sr. Regina Zoot, SHCJ

Associate Members

A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D.
President
at DePaul University Chicago, IL
Sr. Anne Marie Haas, CSR Sr. Anne Marie Haas, CSR
Province Leader
at Sisters of the Redeemer Meadowbrook, PA
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
Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D. Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D.
President
at St. Leo University Saint Leo, FL