The CWR Board of Directors met via videoconference on Thursday, October 8. In the interest of keeping members informed, we present highlights from that meeting:

Board Chair Cecilia Rupell led the opening prayer, which was excerpted from A Concord Pastor Comments.

During Cecilia Rupell’s Executive Committee report, the Board agreed to research the feasibility of an in-person meeting in April 2021.

The Board also confirmed plans for making CWR Conference 2020 video recordings available online.

Executive Director Ginny Hizer provided final Conference 2020 registration tallies and also reported on recent meetings with CWR collaborators, including the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Global Sisters Report and the International Union of Superiors General.

Communication and Membership Manager Brian Lavelle delivered third quarter and year-to-date updates on membership, LinkedIn Learning usage and participation in CWR educational offerings.

Conference 2020 Chair Rob Cogswell noted that initial feedback received in response to CWR’s online conference was strongly positive.

Joanne Gallagher, CSJ, detailed the latest steps taken in the Catholic Sisters Week Task Group’s collaboration with Global Sisters Report.

The Board will next meet on Thursday, November 12 via videoconference.


CWR 2020 Board of Directors

Cecilia Rupell, Chair

Jane Strittmatter, Vice Chair

Jean Merry, Treasurer

Kim Westerman, Secretary

Jennifer Brandlon

Tricia Buxton

Robert Cogswell

Tammy Townsend Denny

Joanne Gallagher, CSJ

Spalding Hurst

Maxine Kollasch, IHM

Patricia Lenihan, RSC

Stéphanie Manseau

Linda Romey, OSB


CWR Staff

Ginny Hizer, Executive Director

Michelle Izguerra, Business Operations Manager

Brian Lavelle, Communication & Membership Manager