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. Kathy Dougherty, OSF (Board Chair) Sr. Kathy Dougherty, OSF (Board Chair)
Congregational Minister
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
Rosemont College Rosemont, PA
Chris Domes, Ed.D. Chris Domes, Ed.D.
President
Neumann University Aston, PA
Sr. Maureen G. Erdlen, SSJ Sr. Maureen G. Erdlen, SSJ
Congregational President
Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Sr. Carroll Juliano, SHCJ Sr. Carroll Juliano, SHCJ
Province Leader
Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) Rosemont, PA
Sr. Ellen Maroney, IHM, MA Sr. Ellen Maroney, IHM, MA
President
Sisters of IHM Scranton, PA
Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.
President
Marywood University Scranton, PA
Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D.
President
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
Marywood University Scranton, PA
Sr. Florence Hee, OSF, Ph.D. Sr. Florence Hee, OSF, Ph.D.
Charism Coordinator / Facilitator
Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia Aston, PA
Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM
President
Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!) Washington, DC
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
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, PA
Pius D. Ojara, Ph.D. Pius D. Ojara, Ph.D.
Director
Concern Worldwide (Juba, South Sudan) Liverpool, UK
Sr. Regina M. O'Neill, OSF Sr. Regina M. O'Neill, OSF
Senior Attorney
City of Philadelphia Law Department Philadelphia, PA
Jacqueline C. Reich, Ph.D. Jacqueline C. Reich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Chestnut Hill College Springfield, PA
Marcia Sichol, SHCJ, Ph.D. Marcia Sichol, SHCJ, 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. DePaul University
A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. (Rep)
President
DePaul University Chicago, IL
Sr. Anne Marie Haas, CSR Sisters of the Redeemer
Sr. Anne Marie Haas, CSR (Rep)
Province Leader
Sisters of the Redeemer Meadowbrook, PA
Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany
Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ (Rep)
Province Director
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Latham, NY
Sr. Louise Lears, S.C. Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Sr. Louise Lears, S.C. (Rep)
Executive Councilor
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Mount St. Joseph, OH
Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D. St. Leo University
Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D. (Rep)
President
St. 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.
  • Dr. William J. Lennox, Jr.