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MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors membership, authority and responsibilities is defined and delegated by the Institute Leadership Team. The Board of Directors defines the corporation’s policies, goals, and objectives in accord with the mission and purpose of the Corporation. The Board adopts a plan for the development and implementation of the Corporation’s mission and purpose. The Board has oversight, as appropriate, for all MESA member Institutions.

Michele Aronica, RSM

PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, ME

Richard Mary Burke, RSM – Board Chair

CO-WORKER RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Mercy Springfield Health Communities, Springfield, MO

Peg D’Agostino

UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR

Notre Dame of Maryland University, Towson, MD

Michelle Gorman, RSM

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR/CHAPLAIN

California Senate, Sacramento, CA

Lisa Griffith, RSM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EX-OFFICIO

Mercy Education System of the Americas, Silver Spring, MD

Carolyn Jaworski

RETIRED PRINCIPAL

Mercy High School, Omaha, NE

David Levy

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, MBA PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Bellevue University, Omaha, NE

Anne Marie Miller, RSM – ILT LIAISON

INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP TEAM, COUNCILOR

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Silver Spring, MD

Maria del Mar Peydro

RETIRED GENERAL DIRECTOR

Colegio Santa Ethnea, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Terry Quinn

RETIRED PRINCIPAL

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, Rochester, New York

Thomas Ruthemeyer

CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Pat Smith, RSM

MID-ATLANTIC COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Merion Station, PA

Deborah Troillett, RSM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Arkansas House of Prayer, Little Rock, AR

Bill Valade

RETIRED ENGINEER

Ford Motor Company, Farmington Hills, MI

Sue Weber – BOARD FACILITATOR

Indianapolis, IN

INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP TEAM (ILT)

The Institute Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas serves as the Members of the Corporation for Mercy Education System Of The Americas, Inc. The ILT appoints the Board of Directors of MESA. Mercy Education System of the Americas gives thanks for the ILT (2011-2017) whose leadership and support led to the formation of the system. 

2017-2023 ILT for-web

PATRICIA MCDERMOTT, RSM
PRESIDENT

Patricia Flynn, RSM
VICE PRESIDENT

Judith Frikker, RSM
COUNCILOR

Áine O’Connor, RSM
COUNCILOR

Anne Marie Miller, RSM
COUNCILOR

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