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:

Corporate Members: There are eight Corporate 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

Jim Cawley, JD Jim Cawley, JD
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA
Sr. Kathryn Clauss, IHM, Ed.D. Sr. Kathryn Clauss, IHM, Ed.D.
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Scranton, 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
William Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H. William Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, PA
Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.
Marywood University
Scranton, PA
Edward Dadez, Ph.D. Edward Dadez, Ph.D.
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo, Florida
A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D.
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
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. Gertrude Lanouette, DHS Provincial Sr. Gertrude Lanouette, DHS Provincial
Daughters of the Holy Spirit
Putnam, CT
Sr. LaDonna Manternach, BVM, DMA Sr. LaDonna Manternach, BVM, DMA
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dubuque, IA
Sr. Ellen Marvel, CSR Sr. Ellen Marvel, CSR
Sisters of the Redeemer
Meadowbrook, PA
Board Rep for Associate Members
Brighid Blake, MA, LL.D. (Board Chair) Brighid Blake, MA, LL.D. (Board Chair)
Philadelphia, PA
Sr. Florence Hee, OSF Sr. Florence Hee, OSF
Aston, PA
Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM (Board Treasurer) Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM (Board Treasurer)
Washington, D.C.
Mary L. Gautier, Ph.D. (Board Secretary) Mary L. Gautier, Ph.D. (Board Secretary)
Mobile, AL
Sara P. Marks, M.A. Sara P. Marks, M.A.
Companion with the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
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
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
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
  • Jayson Boyers, Ed.D.
  • 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. Ellen Maroney, IHM, MA
  • 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. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. (Board Vice Chair)
  • 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. Teri Hadro, BVM
  • Sr. Mary Anne Heenan, CSJ
  • Sr. Louise Lears, SC
  • Dr. William J. Lennox, Jr.
  • Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D.
  • Jane Farr, Ph.D.
  • Terri Peters, Ph.D.