Fr. Patrick J. McDevitt, CM
SM Christopher Moore, CSSF
SM Geralyn Mroczkoski, CSSF
SM Ambrose Wozniak, CSSF
My name is Iris Bartraw. I’m the Director of Engagements at St. Felix Centre. 1991 was the first time I had the opportunity to walk past 25 Augusta Ave. At the time I had no knowledge of who lived in the beautiful Victorian house but each time I passed this beautiful house I had an overwhelming feeling of peace. I was shortly told the house was owned by Sisters no one knew what their order was. In 1996 a neighbor of mine invited me to join her for a meditation group at the Centre located behind the house. My twin boys were now two years of age and I was invited by Sister Dorothy and Joan to join them along with a few moms from my neighborhood. My children interacted with other children as the moms socialized. In 1998 I was invited to be part of the renovation committee for now St. Felix Centre. The renovations were completed in 1999. My children attended summer camp and the after school programs. I worked part time at another agency and would volunteer with the lunch program at St. Felix Centre once per week on my day off. December 2 2002 I was asked to be part of the St. Felix Centre team. Since 2002 to the present I have had the opportunity to not only see St. Felix Centre grow but have the opportunity to grow with it. I have worked in the following areas Kitchen Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Director of Services and now Director of Engagements. My Journey at St Felix Centre has been a true blessing. At a young age I faced several difficult challenges not knowing what God had in store for me. I now know I had to face these challenges to take me to St. Felix Centre. A place where I have the opportunity to have God work through me to help those in need in a place I now call home.
As provincial minister of the Felician Sisters’ Our Lady of Hope Province, Sister Christopher is the leader of the more than 600 Felician Sisters in North America. Sister Christopher had previously served in a number of leadership roles at the former Felician province in Coraopolis, PA, including provincial minister, provincial secretary, and council member. Over the course of three decades, Sister Christopher served as teacher and administrator in a number of Catholic schools. Her classroom career began in elementary school classrooms as a teacher of science, religion, and language arts. Sister Christopher went on to become the English Department Chair at Quigley High School in Baden, PA, followed by an 18-year tenure as Principal of Felician-sponsored Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Coraopolis, PA. One of the pioneers of green building in the Pittsburgh area, Sister Christopher was a member of the six-person team that led the 155,000-square-foot green renovation of the Felician Sisters’ Coraopolis, PA provincial house which won the designation of the first Gold LEED-certified buildings (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) within the Pittsburgh area. Sister Christopher holds a B.A. degree from La Roche College, and a M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh.
A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Sister entered the Felician Congregation in July of 1958. She received an M.S.ED in Student Personnel Services from the State University College, Buffalo, NY and a B.A. in English, Medaille College, Buffalo NY. SM Ambrose began her ministry as a teacher in elementary education and then was called to administration in higher education. She served as the Director of Admissions at Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY and then the Vice-President for Student Affairs. Administration in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province, Buffalo followed. Sister served two terms as Provincial Vicar and one term as Provincial Minister before being elected to the General Administration of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice in Rome, Italy as a General Councilor/Secretary General. SM Ambrose has been involved with numerous Felician community service committees and professional service projects throughout the years. Currently, SM Ambrose is the Administrative Assistant to the Provincial Minister and the Provincial Coordinator of the Cause of Blessed Mary Angela. She also serves on several committees.
Mark holds thirty years of diverse financial and managerial responsibilities, including Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Felician Sisters of North America since 2009. Prior positions Mark held included Vice President, Global Finance and Vice President and Controller for Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Jack is an attorney partner with Mozinski and Cashman, LLP in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. His areas of concentration are in Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Termination and Elder Law. He is a former attorney with legal services programs providing civil legal services to low income persons. He has had extensive involvement in local non-profit community organizations and boards including United Way, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Roncalli High School, Domestic Violence Center and St. Mary’s/Felician Village. He is married to Dr. Mary A. Govier and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Mike is a senior business executive with significant international experience who excels at leading transformational change by leveraging the strength of people and teams. Mike’s executive level career in high technology spanned the globe and included senior positions with NCR, AT&T GIS and Cisco Systems where he led several large and diverse services, sales, strategy and operations teams in Canada, Europe and the United States. Mike has also established a Toronto based consulting and strategy business to offer early stage funding, strategic planning, operational execution, and executive coaching services to high technology, services, education, and non-profit organizations. He recently helped found, launch, and guide an all-girls private Catholic school in Mississauga is actively involved at the board level and as a volunteer in the non-profit sector. Mike currently resides with his family in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Sister Anne Marie is a Felician sister with experience as an administrator, a project manager, a certified psychologist, an educator, a consultant, a facilitator and National Board Certified counselor. She is experienced in human relations and project design, written and oral communication, staff training and assessment along with leadership in attaining organizational goals. Sister is the Former Director and Clinical Supervisor for the Diocesan Counseling Center for Church Ministers, Buffalo, NY. She is a former member of the Provincial Council of Immaculate Heart of Mary Province, Buffalo, NY. Sister is an instructor in Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Catholic Health System, Buffalo NY. She is the Former Director of Counseling Services at Villa Maria Academy, Buffalo NY and Director of Field Education at Villa Maria College.
With over 30 years of strong business, government and research experience to projects with corporations, trade associations, government and healthcare, Mariita has held executive positions in business and government. She began with strategic planning for Beatrice Companies, a global consumer products company. While at Beatrice Companies Mariita launched several key programs including an award winning program in nonprofit management. Mariita also served as Deputy Commissioner for the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training. She holds a vast list of community and board experience with numerous organizations.
Bill Rudolphsen is a Senior Financial executive experienced in the retail and healthcare industries. He has a proven record of significant contributions in strategic financial planning, capital management, risk management, treasury, acquisition analysis and healthcare benefit plan design. Rudolphsen directed highly motivated and dedicated teams that improved profitability, cash flow, risk assessment and financial controls. He is the Former Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President for Walgreens. Currently, he is the cofounder and Chief Financial Officer of KMR PHARMACY ADVISORS LLC.
Sister Geralyn is the the former Principal of Mount Carmel Academy in Chicago IL and the former Principal of Our Lady of Ransom School, Niles, IL. Numerous positions she has held include Assistant Principal and Parish Council member at St. Casimir School in St Paul , MN. Sister Geralyn has been the Secretary for the Chicago Archdiocesan Principals Council. She has served as the Midwest Congress Facilitator and with the Archdiocese Sisters Council St. Paul, MN. More recently, she has served with the Felician Provincial Steering Committee and Provincial Implementation Committee in 2000. Since 2009, she has been a Councilor on the Province Leadership Team, Our Lady of Hope Province.
Patrick J. McDevitt, C.M. was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He entered the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) in 1977 and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on May 31, 1986. Rev. McDevitt has been involved in parish ministry, diocesan seminary formation, spiritual direction, counseling, and preached retreats. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy, St. Mary’s College Seminary, Perryville, MO; an M. Div. in Theology/Ministry, St. Thomas Seminary, Denver, CO; an M.S. in Pastoral Counseling and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling, both from Loyola University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. His research and clinical interests are the role of spirituality in mental health and psychological crises facing clergy and religious.
Rev. McDevitt began at DePaul University as an Adjunct Professor in Human Services and Counseling in 1996. He was the Project Director of the Leadership and Community Development Project (LCDP) in Colorado Springs from 1999 to 2003. Rev. McDevitt was the President of All Hallows College, Dublin Ireland from 2011-2015. He is a full-time Associate Professor at DePaul University with the Department of Special Education and Counseling, School of Education.