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Sister Monica Kostielney, RSM - First female CEO of Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) and first female 
president of the National Association 
of State Catholic Conference Directors

Q: How was your faith the foundation of your role as director of a Catholic Charities agency?

A: As a baptized Christian and a Religious Sister of Mercy with a vow to serve the poor, sick and uneducated, and blessed with a Catholic education, my faith foundation as a CEO was to serve with justice and compassion, with a compelling belief that each person is an image and likeness of God.

Q: Is there a person who inspired you along the way?

Vicki Kaufmann - First female director of Catholic Charities agency in the Diocese of Lansing

Q: How was your faith the foundation of your role as director of a Catholic Charities agency?

A: I have worked within Catholic organizations my whole professional life. My career started when I became a nun and was a member of a religious community for 20 years. When I left my order, I began work at the Lansing office of Catholic Charities as a family counselor.

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