Leadership

Sr. Judith Ann served as Major Superior from 1993-1997. Prior to that Sister was an integral member of the  Sisters of Charity Health System. Sister was named President and CEO of the health system in 1998. In that position she oversaw all the sponsored ministries of CSA, including five hospitals, three foundations, services to the elderly, and community outreach ministries. Because of her election to community leadership, Sr. Judith Ann resigned from her position as President and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System effective July 26, 2013.

Sr. Judith Ann entered CSA in 1964. She began her career in health care as a pharmacy technician at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center before moving on to administration. Sr. Judith Ann received her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University. She also has a Master’s of Science in Hospital and Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University.

Sr. Kathy Andrews has spent the last four years as the First Assistant to the Congregational Leader. Prior to that, she served as the Local Leader for the sisters residing at Mt. Augustine.

Sr. Kathy entered CSA in 1960 from St. Ignatius Church in Cleveland.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University and is a certified pastoral minister for the Diocese of Cleveland with accreditation by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. She has experience in pastoral ministry in several venues including Assumption Parish in Brook Park; Mercy Medical Center in Canton; and Busch Funeral Home in Parma. Within CSA, she has ministered as Director of Formation, Novice Director, and Director of Associates.

Sr. Marian Durkin is returning to leadership; she was first assistant from 2001-2009. Sister became a certified Spiritual Director in 2005. She has directed retreats at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Ohio and also works with a number of individuals in Spiritual Direction. She has helped direct Busy Student Retreats each year for Kent State University and at Case Western Reserve University, and has participated in parish retreats as the facilitator. She has also kept busy volunteering. Among the programs she is involved with are Samaritan Women and Ohioans to Stop Executions. Sister can be seen frequently at Playhouse Square where she is an usher.

Sr. Marian entered CSA in 1955 from St. Mary Parish in Akron, Ohio. She has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in education from St. John College. Sr. Marian taught elementary school for ten years, was on the faculty of St. Augustine Academy, a high school for girls, and was principal at St. Philip Neri elementary for six years. She was a co-founder of The Open House, a ministry for those afflicted with AIDS and their families. She continues her ministry to Gay and Lesbian Catholics with a yearly retreat.