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. 

ILT 2017-2023

PATRICIA MCDERMOTT, RSM
PRESIDENT

Patricia Flynn, RSM
VICE PRESIDENT

Judith Frikker, RSM
COUNCILOR

Áine O’Connor, RSM
COUNCILOR

Anne Marie Miller, RSM
COUNCILOR

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.

Photo featured above: (Front row, from left) Sister Michele Aronica; Dr. Eileen Quinn Knight; Sisters Richard Mary Burke, Michelle Gorman, and Pat Smith. (Back row, from left) Sister Deborah Troillett, Thomas Ruthemeyer, Peg D’Agostino, William Valade, Dennis Ferra, David Levy and Sister Lisa Griffith.

MICHELE ARONICA, RSM
PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
Saint Joseph’s College
Standish, ME

PEG D’AGOSTINO
UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Towson, MD

MICHELLE GORMAN, RSM
SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR/CHAPLAIN
California Senate
Sacramento, CA

DAVID LEVY
UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, MBA PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Bellevue University
Omaha, NE

DENNIS FERRA
PRIVATE INVESTOR
Little Rock, AR

DEBORAH TROILLETT, RSM, ILT LIAISON
INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP TEAM, COUNCILOR
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Silver Spring, MD

RICHARD MARY BURKE, RSM, BOARD CHAIR
CO-WORKER RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Mercy Springfield Health Communities
Springfield, MO

PAT SMITH, RSM
MID-ATLANTIC COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM, MEMBER
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Merion Station, PA

EILEEN QUINN KNIGHT
PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
St. Xavier University
Chicago, IL

THOMAS RUTHEMEYER
CLINICAL PROFESSOR
Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH

BILL VALADE
ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING/BUSINESS
Farmington Hills, MI

LISA GRIFFITH, RSM
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mercy Education System of the Americas
Silver Spring, MD