The Sisters of Charity Federation was well represented at the 25th anniversary conference of Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) in Mesa, Arizona, this week. Those attending included communications and development personnel from seven federation member congregations; Sister Grace Hartzog, SC (Greensburg), federation executive director; and Susan Oxley, federation communications coordinator.
Spalding Hurst, communications specialist for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, and Jane Strittmatter, director of public relations for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, currently serve on the CWR board of directors. Many federation communicators are longtime members of the organization.
Pictured (back row from left): Sister Georgia Kitt, SC (Cincinnati), communications director, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati; Sister Grace Hartzog, SC (Greensburg), executive director, Sisters of Charity Federation; Ann Marie Gardiner, director of development, Sisters of Charity of New York; Elena Miranda, director of communications, Sisters of Charity of New York; Melissa Falle, communications specialist, Sisters of Charity Halifax; Angela Rafuse, executive director, Sisters of Charity Halifax; Spalding Hurst, Sister Joanne O’Regan, CSM, Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha, Antigonish; and Susan Oxley. Front row from left: Diane Curtis, director of communications, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; Donna Halatin, director of communications, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth; and Jane Strittmatter.
Photo credit: Allan Johnson