Board of Directors

The composition of the McAuley Ministries Board of Directors is designed to connect our founders — the Sisters of Mercy — with the community. One-third of McAuley Ministries board members are residents of the Hill District, Uptown, or West Oakland, the primary communities we serve. We value diversity, inclusion, and equity. As such, our board is enriched through its racial, gender, and age diversity. Together, our board members contribute their experience in education, community and economic development, health and human services, finance, and our Mercy heritage.

Patricia McCann, RSM (Chair)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Community of New York Pennsylvania West (NyPaW)

Patricia Mary Hespelein, RSM (Vice Chair)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Community of New York Pennsylvania West (NyPaW)

Lorraine Meskowski, RSM (Secretary)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Community of New York Pennsylvania West (NyPaW)

Tia L. Baker
Chief Executive Officer, Crown Cut Concierge and
Chief Operating Officer, Cupcakes Most Wanted

Sheila Carney, RSM
Special Assistant to the President for Mercy Heritage and Service
Carlow University

Marie Immaculée Dana, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Community of New York Pennsylvania West (NyPaW)

Rita Harasiuk, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Community of New York Pennsylvania West (NyPaW)

Bonnie Heh, RSM
Finance Director
The Intersection

Emma T. Lucas-Darby
Professor Emerita
Carlow University

Diane Matje, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Community of New York Pennsylvania West (NyPaW)

Kathleen McGrady, SC
Sisters of Charity

James H. Myers Jr.
Community Engagement and Business Development Manager
Urban Innovation21

Sean D. Thomas
Student Success Coach
Community College Allegheny County

Susan Welsh, RSM
President and CEO
Pittsburgh Mercy

Michele Rone Cooper
Executive Director
McAuley Ministries