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Provincial Sheila Hammond, RSCJ and her team of Sisters Margaret Causey, Anne-Marie Conn, Mary Finlayson and Diana Wall provide leadership and set direction for the province.

Sheila Hammond, RSCJSheila Hammond RSCJ, joined the provincial leadership team after seven years as the director of pastoral care at Saint Louis University Hospital. Previously she served as a member of the provincial team with Provincial Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ, 1999-2005. She has also served as director of chaplaincy services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; director of formation for the Society’s former United States Province; and chaplain for hospitals in Detroit and Ypsilanti, Michigan. She earned a graduate degree in theology from Saint Louis University and completed her bachelor'sdegree at Manhattanville College in New York.



Margaret (Meg) Causey, RSCJ, was a member of the leadership team with Provincial Paula Toner 2010-12. Prior to this service, she worked in administration and curriculum at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She founded the Duchesne Center at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, and has taught ethics and theology. Sister Causey has extensive experience with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and was head of Oak Hill School in St. Louis for several years prior to entering the Society. Sister Causey holds a Ph.D. in theology from Marquette University; an MTS in theology from the Weston School of Theology; an MS in educational administration from Washington University, St. Louis, MO; and a BS in English education from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.


Anne-Marie Conn

Anne-Marie Conn, RSCJ served in provincial leadership for the Canadian province for 15 years, nine as provincial superior. She joined Sister Dawson's provincial team upon the creation of the Province of the United States - Canada. She is an educator who seeks to empower others in the use of their gifts and support them in their ministry. Her ministry history includes program administration and coordination at Genesis Farm and Sprout Creek Farm, pastoral ministry and spiritual direction. She taught at Sacred Heart School of Halifax and Convent of the Sacred Heart, Halifax, as well as other, non-Sacred Heart schools. She earned two Master Degrees, in Pastoral Ministry and in Culture and Spirituality, and two Bachelor Degrees.



 Sr. Mary Finlayson Mary Finlayson, RSCJ has agreed to serve on the Provincial Team for the United States - Canada province and her selection has been approved by General Council  She brings considerable provincial administrative experience, having served on the team and as provincial in Canada. She also has much international experience, having lived for periods of time in countries of our Philippine Duchesne region and in Europe; and she has facility in all three languages of the Society.  She will be the team liaison with the West region and will continue as the director of the Vocation Ministry team.


 Diana Wall, RSCJ, served as director of institutional advancement at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Seattle. Sister Wall also ministered in development for the Uganda/Kenya province of the Society of the Sacred Heart and at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans. She used her knowledge of administration and healthcare in eldercare administration for the U.S. province. Sister Wall is a graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco, and also holds an MBA in Management.