Leadership

Board of Directors (2016-2017)

Chairperson- Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, SV
Superior General, Sisters of Life

Assistant Chairperson- Mother Mary McGreevy, RSM
Superior General, Religious Sisters of Mercy

Secretary- Sister Cecilia Ann Rezac, MS
Superior General, Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln

Treasurer- Sister Mary Angela Highfield, OP
Vicaress General, Dominicans Sisters of St. Cecilia

Sister Catalina Avila, OSF
Provincial Superior, Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

Mother Mary Francis Lepore, OP
Superior General, Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Rose of Lima

Sister M. Angela Mellady, OSF
Provincial Superior, Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Sister Margaret Mary Mitchel, OSF
Provincial Vicar, Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Sister Miriam Seiferman, FSE
Vicar General, Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist

Sister Robert Francis Marie Tait, lsp
Provincial Vicar, Baltimore Province, Little Sisters of the Poor

Sister Megan Mary Thibodeau, SOLT
General Sister Servant, Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity

Sister Mary Elizabeth Wusinich, SV
Vicar General, Sisters of Life

Advisors to the Board

Sister Clare Matthiass, CFR
Community Vicar, Community of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal

Mother Mary Clare Roufs, ACJ
Mother General, Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

Mother Mary Ann Kessler, TOR
Reverend Mother, Franciscan Sisters Third Order Regular of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother

Founding Board Members

Sister Christine Born, OP
Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

Sister Vincent Marie Finnegan, OCD
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Sister Mary Bernard Nettle, lsp
Little Sisters of the Poor – Baltimore Province

Mother Mary Quentin Sheridan, RSM
Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan

 

Episcopal Liaison


His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali
Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia
Episcopal Liaison for CMSWR

Advisory Council (2016-2017)

The CMSWR Advisory Council is assembled to advise the Board of Directors of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious in the advancement of its mission, bringing professional experience, ecclesial wisdom, and best practices to bear on the furthering of religious life in the Church in America.

Clark Baker
Retired Chief Executive Officer, YMCA

William Burleigh
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, The E.W. Scripps Company

Mary Devlin Capizzi
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap
Archbishop of Philadelphia

Most Rev. Andrew Cozzens
Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul/ Minneapolis

His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Cardinal Archbishop of New York

Most Rev. William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore

Dawn Miller
Director of Consulting, Fund Development Services, Zielinski Companies

His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali
Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia and Episcopal Liaison for CMSWR

Msgr. Peter Vaccari
Rector, St. Joseph Seminary


Contact

PO Box 4467
Washington, DC 20017-0467
202-832-2575

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