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:

Founding Members: There are eight Founding Members of the ASEC Board of Directors--

  • the President/Leader of each of the four religious communities that founded ASEC serves as a Founding Board Member
  • the President/Leader of each of the four universities that began ASEC serves as a Founding Board Member

Directors: All other board members are considered "Directors"

Associate Members promote and further the mission of ASEC, make a financial contribution and are invited to participate in ASEC activities. Each Associate Member organization chooses a representative that serves as a point of contact for ASEC. Two Associate Members are designated to represent all Associate Members at Board of Directors meetings.

Learn about Associate Membership

Founding Members

Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. (Board Vice Chair) Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. (Board Vice Chair)
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, PA
Jayson Boyers, Ed.D. Jayson Boyers, Ed.D.
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA
Chris Domes, Ed.D. Chris Domes, Ed.D.
Neumann University
Aston, PA
Sr. Maureen Erdlen, SSJ Sr. Maureen Erdlen, SSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Sr. Theresa Marie Firenze, MS, OSF Sr. Theresa Marie Firenze, MS, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Aston, PA
Sr. Carroll Juliano, SHCJ Sr. Carroll Juliano, SHCJ
Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Rosemont, PA
Sr. Ellen Maroney, IHM, MA Sr. Ellen Maroney, IHM, MA
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Scranton, PA
Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.
Marywood University
Scranton, PA

Associate Members

A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D.
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Sr. Teri Hadro, BVM Sr. Teri Hadro, BVM
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dubuque, IA
Sr. Joan Mary Hartigan, CSJ Sr. Joan Mary Hartigan, CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Latham, NY
Sr. Linda Haydock, SNJM Sr. Linda Haydock, SNJM
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
Quebec, Canada
Sr. Marge Kloos, SC Sr. Marge Kloos, SC
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Mount St. Joseph, OH
Sr. Ellen Marvel, CSR Sr. Ellen Marvel, CSR
Sisters of the Redeemer
Meadowbrook, PA
Board Rep for Associate Members
Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D. Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D.
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo, FL
Board Rep for Associate Members

Directors

Brighid Blake, MA, LL.D. (Board Chair) Brighid Blake, MA, LL.D. (Board Chair)
Philadelphia, PA
Sr. Florence Hee, OSF (Board Secretary) Sr. Florence Hee, OSF (Board Secretary)
Aston, PA
Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM (Board Treasurer) Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM (Board Treasurer)
Washington, D.C.
Sr. Hellen Anthony Bandiho, STH, Ph.D. Sr. Hellen Anthony Bandiho, STH, Ph.D.
Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA)
Nairobi, Kenya
Jane Farr, Ph.D. Jane Farr, Ph.D.
Clarks Green, PA
Mary L. Gautier, Ph.D. Mary L. Gautier, Ph.D.
Mobile, AL
Pius D. Ojara, Ph.D. Pius D. Ojara, Ph.D.
Juba, South Sudan
Sr. Regina M. O'Neill, OSF Sr. Regina M. O'Neill, OSF
Philadelphia, PA
Jacqueline C. Reich, Ph.D. Jacqueline C. Reich, Ph.D.
Springfield, PA
Sr. Marcia Sichol, SHCJ, Ph.D. Sr. Marcia Sichol, SHCJ, Ph.D.
Rosemont, PA
Sr. Barbara Spears, SNJM Sr. Barbara Spears, SNJM
Silver Springs, MD
Sr. Regina Zoot, MSN, BSN, RN, SHCJ Sr. Regina Zoot, MSN, BSN, RN, SHCJ
Bryn Mawr, PA

Emerita Directors

Sr. Margaret Gannon, IHM, Ph.D. Sr. Margaret Gannon, IHM, Ph.D.
Scranton, PA
Sr. Kathryn Miller, SSJ, Ph.D. Sr. Kathryn Miller, SSJ, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA

ASEC

Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D.
African Sisters Education Collaborative
Scranton, PA

Thank you for your service

Our past Board Members include:

  • Lorraine Aurely
  • Mary Ann Buckley, SHCJ
  • Anita Cattafesta, OSF
  • Sr. Kathryn Dougherty, OSF
  • Sr. Jacquelyn Ernster, OSB, Ph.D.
  • Ann R. Henry, Ph.D.
  • Sharon L. Hirsh, Ph.D.
  • Sr. Kate McCarron, OSF
  • Rosalie M. Mirenda, Ph.D.
  • Sr. Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D.
  • Sr. Anne P. 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
  • Nora Sweeney, SHCJ
  • Sr. Jane Wakahiu, LSOSF, Ph.D.
  • Sr. Anne Marie Haas, CSR
  • Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ
  • Sr. Louise Lears, SC
  • Dr. William J. Lennox, Jr.
  • Terri Peters, Ph.D.