Country Leadership – United States
As Country Leader for the Sisters of Bon Secours-USA, Sister Rose Marie leads the Sisters and Bon Secours’ ministries in the United States, as well as serves as the Assistant Congregation Leader, in guiding the Sisters of Bon Secours worldwide. She has held a variety of ministry-related positions, including Director of Formation, Director of Associate Ministry, and Senior Vice President of Sponsorship for Bon Secours’ ministries in New Jersey, Kentucky, and South Carolina. A Sister of Bon Secours for almost 50 years, Sister Rose Marie is a health care professional in direct health care service, management, and governance. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Master’s degree in Christian Spirituality. During her many years of service with Bon Secours Health System, Inc., she has served in nursing and nurse management positions. She currently serves on the boards of Bon Secours Richmond Health System and the Membership Board for Bon Secours Charity Health System. She also is the Region IV Chair for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and serves on the Board for Mercy Housing.
Sister Anne Marie’s ministry as a Sister of Bon Secours spans 48 years. She served as President of the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, based in Marriottsville, Maryland, for seven years prior to joining Bon Secours Health System (BSHSI) in 2005. At that time, she was appointed Vice President of Mission for two Richmond, Virginia hospitals and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Sponsorship for Bon Secours Richmond Health System. From 2008 to 2011, Sister Anne Marie served as President of the Board of UNANIMA International, a non-governmental organization of women religious serving at the United Nations and advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants, refugees, and the environment. Sister Anne Marie has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing.
During her more than 50 years of service with the Sisters of Bon Secours, Sr. Elaine was a Registered Nurse and/or nurse practitioner at Bon Secours facilities in Methuen, Massachusetts; Baltimore, Maryland; Richmond and Portsmouth, Virginia; and Port Charlotte, Florida. She worked as a nurse practitioner in rural areas around Richmond and at Bon Secours Maryview Hospital, where she started the Elm Avenue Center for Health. She also opened the Clínica de Ayuda in Arcadia, Florida, caring for migrant farm workers. Presently Sr. Elaine is a nurse practitioner at Access Carroll in Westminster, Maryland and St. Francis Outreach Center at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, she serves as the Formation Director for the Sisters of Bon Secours. Previously, she was the Vocation Director and has served in other leadership positions throughout her years in community. She is a board member of Bon Secours Health System and Bon Secours Hampton Roads as well as the National Religious Formation Conference.
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