Our Staff & Board Of Directors


Jessica Wahlstrom


Jessica is a program developer and director who has worked with a number of health and non-profit organizations in diverse settings across the globe. She holds a Master in Public Health degree from Columbia University and degrees in International Affairs and Spanish from the George Washington University. She is also a certified career advisor and is trained in grief work. Jessica feels at home when she visits Marydell; the quiet, stunning rock formations, trees, and open water views remind her of Minnesota, where she was born.

Sr. Veronica Mendez, RCD

Verónica Méndez, RCD, was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and was raised in Spanish Harlem, New York City. She is a religious of the Institute of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine and has ministered with her congregation in Florida, South Carolina and New York. From 1981 to 1988 she was director of Marydell Camp. Sister holds a master’s degree in Hispanic ministry from the Jesuit Theology School in Berkeley, CA and has participated in numerous workshop on a variety of topics.


Kathleen M. Burke
Ed Tangredi
Monica Lepore
Sr. Eileen O’Farrell, RCD
Sr. Cecilia LaPietra, OP
Carolyn Caulfield
Denise Adorante
Diana Gaber


Roxana Morel

Director of Operations

Roxana Morel, our Director of Operations is a former account executive who joined Marydell Faith and Life Center in late 2017 after a short hiatus from work to care for her young children. She’s a wife and mother of two sons and one dog. “Being surrounded by nature, I feel at peace here at Marydell. I love talking to the sisters and receiving their daily blessings.”

Mary Kate Johnson- Administrative Assistant
Ondrej Basti – Groundkeeper
Natalia Lemus – Maintenance


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4953 Vine Street
San Diego, CA 92465

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