Sisters of Charity-Halifax have elected a new Leadership Team, effective September 27. Congregational Leader: Sister Joan O'Keefe Congregational Councillors: Sisters Kathleen Crowley, Mary Katherine (Kati) Hamm, Cecilia Hudec, Roberta Kerins and Maryanne Ruzzo.
Sister Joan O'Keefe is well-known in Nova Scotia, where she's lived since she first entered the congregation. She taught school in Shad Bay, Herring Cove, Westphal and Hebbville, then moved into parish work in Bridgewater, Liverpool and Bedford. Sister Joan was co-ordinator of the Single Parent Centre (now Chebucto Family Centre) in Spryfield from 1989-2002. She served on the Congregational Leadership Team 2002-2008, and has been a volunteer doula since then.
Sisters Kathleen Crowley and Maryanne Ruzzo currently live in Massachusetts, Sisters Kati Hamm and Roberta Kerins in New York, and Sister Cecilia Hudec lives in Richmond, BC.