EXECUTIVE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
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.
Marketing & Communications
Mike feels lucky to live near Marydell and for many years has been able to enjoy the sight of Marydell’s open meadows framed by Hook Mountain, blue skies, and the Hudson River. After finishing a professional career in publishing with McGraw-Hill Education, Mike was thrilled to become a part of the Marydell community, first by helping as a gardener with the Garden of Faith and then as a Board member. The chance to share the spiritual, meditative, and healing qualities of our green space with a wider community has been a most rewarding experience for him.
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
Sr. Susan McCarthy, RDC
Sr. Eileen O’Farrell, RCD
Sr. Cecilia LaPietra, OP
Roxana Morel, our Executive Assistant 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.”