Bridget Armstrong joined Felician Services in the role of Senior Ministry Advisor in June 2018. Bridget brings 31 years of corporate experience in business leadership and relationship management to her new position. Prior to joining Felician Service, she was at Kantar TNS where she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Bridget’s responsibilities at Kantar included organizational effectiveness assessment, development of communication plans and the implementation of transformation measurement.
Terri Austin joined Felician Services, Inc., in August 2013as an Administrative Assistant for the MissionOperations Team. Prior to joining Felician Services, Terri has held various positions throughout her work history as an Administrative Assistant and Customer Service Representative.
Terri received an AA Degree from Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois and she is continually working towards her Bachelor’s degreeat Northeastern Illinois University in the field of Education.
Philip Azar joined Felician Services, Inc. in March 2011 as its General Legal Counsel.
Azar graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in June, 1967. He then graduated with a J.D. degree from Tulane University in 1971, followed by an LLM in Taxation from Washington University, St. Louis.
Azar served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr. Federal District Judge for the Central Illinois District Court, Springfield IL, for two years between his graduation from Tulane and entrance into the Washington University School of Law. Azar had represented the Felician Sisters, Chicago Province as outside legal counsel from 1978 until 2001.
Azar had been a small business owner and developer prior to joining Felician Services in 2011.
Andrew brings over 15+ years of experience in Catholic Ministry, University teaching, and Formation prior to joining Felician Services as Vice President of Mission Integration. Before joining Felician Services, Andrew worked in Diocesan ministry ensuring ministries are well organized for the future, ensuring Catholic mission for the future. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Computer Science from Dominican University. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University School of Law, as well as, a Masters in Canonical Studies from the University of Ottawa and a Licentiae in Jure Canonico from St. Paul University.
Edward (Todd) Beadle joined Felician Services, Inc. in December 2014 as a Senior Ministry Advisor providing support and oversight for elementary education, childcare, and social services ministries.
Prior to joining Felician Services, Inc., Todd served as President/CEO of St. Joseph Academy/Child Development Center of St. Joseph, a Felician‐Sponsored Ministry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before joining St. Joseph Academy, Todd served as Principal for Hickman Academy Preparatory School, Director of Managed Care and Education Services for St. Charles Youth & Family Services, Director of Youth and Community Programs for the Social Development Commission, Director of Programs for V.E Carter Development Group, and Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Todd earned a BA in Political Science from Jackson State University, MS in Business from Cardinal Stritch University, M.Ed. in Education Administration from National Louis University, and has his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. Todd is a licensed Principal, Director of Student Services, Director of Special Education, and K‐8 Teacher.
Peggy Doering joined Felician Services, Inc. in March 2013 as Director of Human Resources. She is responsible for the oversight, direction and planning of all Human Resource programs for Felician Services. She also acts as advisor and consultant to the Felician‐sponsored ministries in North America.
Peggy has over 25 years of experience in Human Resource Management. Throughout Peggy’s career, specific areas of focus have included HR Strategy Formulation and Execution, Corporate Strategic Planning, Legal Compliance, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Performance Management, Corporate Responsibility, Training and Development, and Compensation/Benefits Management.
Peggy has held positions of progressively greater responsibility at Parker Hannifin, Holy Family Health Center, Omron Electronics, Celtic Life Insurance, Illinois Tool Works (ITW), and Woodward, Inc. Immediately prior to joining FSI, Peggy worked as an HR Consultant for UBS.
Peggy holds a BA in Business Administration from Rosary College (Dominican University), an MS in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago and an MA in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago.
Lorena Franch joined Felician Services, Inc. in 2016 as Executive Assistant to Andrea White and Senior Project Manager. Prior to joining Felician Services Lorena was a business creator and owner of a children’s play space and party venue in the city of Chicago. Prior to starting her own business Lorena grew through numerous positions over the course of ten years for a rapidly growing and successful infant product and children’s toy manufacturing company. Prior to that, Lorena was a ballet, tap and modern dance instructor.
Lorena is the current President of the Edge brook Glen Association Social Committee. She is a member of the Immaculate Conception school parents club and ladies bowling league. She has also been a committee chair for two years in a row for the Immaculate Conception School Spring Gala fundraiser.
Previously, Lorena served on the St. Wenceslaus Association board for 6 years. Lorena received her BA in Theatre and Dance from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL.
Paula FriedmanEXECUTIVE LIAISON TO ST. MARY'S/GOOD SAMARITAN
Paula Friedman joined Felician Services in March 2022. Paula is a former senior executive of SSM Health and brings more than 33 years of progressive management, operations and strategic experience in health care. Before retiring from SSM Health, Paula was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer where she was responsible for leading system-wide strategic positioning and business development opportunities. In this role she led a staff of 140 team members accountable for system growth and effective market positioning.
Paula’s strong skillset in relationship building, strategic planning, organizational integration, business development and strong communication skills will serve her well in her new role. Paula is a proven mission-based leader who will serve with the Felician Sisters’ mission, vision, and core values for ministry at the forefront of all her decision making.
Colleen FulkersonVP OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & SENIOR MINISTRY ADVISOR
Colleen Fulkerson joined Felician Services, Inc. in 2013 as a Senior Ministry Advisor and VP of Knowledge Management. Prior to joining Felician Services, Colleen served as the K‐12 Assessment Director for AUSL, a not‐for‐profit Educational Management Organization partnering with Chicago Public Schools.
Before joining AUSL, Colleen served as Curriculum Director for Civitas Schools, a not‐for‐profit Educational Management Organization. Colleen began her career in education as an English teacher and was the Humanities Chair at Good Counsel High School in Chicago, a Felician‐Sponsored ministry. While at Good Counsel, Colleen collaborated on the implementation of the Felician Core Values for Ministry and co‐sponsored retreats for students.
Colleen holds a BA in Secondary Education – English from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and an MA in Language, Literacy, and Specialized Instruction from DePaul University.
Ivette Guarin joined Felician Services, Inc., in 2013 as Director of Instructional Design. She is responsible for supporting the knowledge and information management initiatives of the organization.
Prior to joining Felician Services, Ivette served as the eLearning Content Development Assistant for the School of New Learning (SNL) at DePaul University. Before joining SNL, Ivette served as a User Experience Analyst for GfK User Centric Inc. the world’s largest user experience research and design firm. Ivette began her career in education serving as an Instructional Technologist at John Hersey High School, and as a voluntary instructor at TiZmedia Foundation, a not‐for‐ profit Math and Science program for urban students.
Ivette holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University and an MS in Human Computer Interaction from DePaul University. She is a graduate of Good Counsel High School, a Felician‐Sponsored ministry.
William E. Hall serves Felician Services as Vice President of Mission Integration and as a Senior Ministry Advisor. In his role, he supports each ministry’s efforts to build a Felician/Franciscan and Catholic culture where the mission and core values infuse all aspects of the organization’s life: from recruitment and retention practices, HR policies, to board, leadership and staff formation. He also sits on several boards as the Sole Member designee of the Felician Sisters of North America.
Since arriving at Felician Services, Bill has been instrumental in helping develop a unified process for Community Benefit reporting and in developing mission resources for our various Felician-sponsored ministries. He has also been integral to the development of the Felician Leadership Institute, a program that invites emerging leaders into an intensive week-long program that explores Felician and Franciscan charism, heritage, and values.
Prior to joining Felician Services, Bill served as the System Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care for the Benedictine Health System in Duluth, Minnesota. While there, he inaugurated a strategic plan for mission, implemented enhanced spiritual care initiatives, oversaw the development of ethics committees, and developed a unified approach to community benefit planning. He also was responsible for ongoing formation of senior leaders and staff in the System’s 40‐plus campuses. In addition, he implemented a unified approach to enhanced palliative care services for chronically and terminally ill residents and patients.
Bill’s life experiences include over twenty years with the De La Salle Christian Brothers where he served as a teacher and professor at the secondary and university levels. He also served within the congregation. Bill has been a consultant to a number of non‐profit organizations and to several communities of men and women religious.
Bill holds a Master’s degree in Theology from La Salle University in Philadelphia and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in PA. He has done additional study at Duquesne, George Washington and Temple Universities.
In addition, he holds certificates in Health Care Administration; Clinical Pastoral Education; Spirituality and Health; and Palliative and End‐of‐life Care. He is also trained as a Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award site evaluator. Finally, he is an active member of numerous professional organizations and has contributed to several publications.
Jeanne Jacobson joined Felician Services Inc., in January of 2019 as VP, Ministry Development. Jeanne brings several years of corporate experience in business development, sales, and marketing. Prior to joining Felician Services, Jeanne had her own business providing marketing, business development, and research for other organizations. She spent much of her career in Commercial Interiors working with manufacturers, distributors, corporate end-users, architects, and designers. In Spring of 2020, Jeanne will become a Senior Ministry Advisor for Our Lady of Grace Village while continuing Ministry Development initiatives.
Robb Kirchen joined Felician Services, Inc. in January of 2012 as an IT Network Engineer. Prior to joining Felician Services, Robb was employed by a Technical Services and Consulting firm and provided IT support for over 6 years to Felician Village in Manitowoc, WI, and to St. Joseph Academy and Villa St. Francis in Milwaukee, WI. He continues to support the IT needs at the Milwaukee‐based Ministries today as an employee of Felician Services, Inc.
Robb has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry, with proven skills in Project Management, Network Engineering, and IT Management. He earned his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) in 2001 and currently holds certification as a Microsoft Small Business Specialist.
Janet McGuirk joined Felician Services, Inc. in November 2010 as its Vice President of Finance and effective January 1, 2016, has assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Felician Services in Chicago, Janet was the Vice President of Finance for Villa St. Francis and the Child Development Center of St. Joseph (now St. Joseph Academy).
Janet began her accounting career at the National Fluid Power Association, an industry trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers, and educators in the fluid power industry where she progressed to director level. From there, her experience led to higher management positions in several non‐profit and for-profit organizations providing her with a wide range of skills in financial and general operational areas.
Janet received her MS in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Wisconsin.
S Jeremy Marie Midura joined Felician Services in the role of Executive Vice President of Mission Integration and in that role serves as a member of the Felician Services Executive Leadership Team.
Sister Jeremy brings more than 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry, serving most recently as pastoral associate at St. Joseph University Parish, a growing and dynamic faith community located in Buffalo, NY. At St. Joseph’s, Sister Jeremy facilitated spiritual ministry, social awareness, and community involvement activities and programs that supported parishioners in understanding the mission and vision of their parish.
In her time at St. Joseph’s, Sister Jeremy proved adept at tying the parish’s mission and vision to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, in response to the needs of the Church and the world. Prior to working in parish ministry, Sister Jeremy served as a middle school and high school science teacher and Catholic elementary school principal.
Sister Jeremy holds a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Canisius College, and an MA in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago. She has also completed graduate work in Biology and Chemistry at State University of New York and has earned a Certificate of Pastoral Administration from the Institute of Theological and Pastoral Studies, Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY.
As Executive Vice President of Mission Integration, Sister Jeremy provides oversight, guidance, supervision, and accountability for the Mission Integration Policy for all Felician-sponsored ministries and leads the Mission Integration Team at Felician Services.
Between 2009 to 2021, SM Geralyn served as a Councilor on the Province Leadership Team, Our Lady of Hope Province. In that role, she served two terms and served as the Provincial Councilor responsible for Ministry. She also served as the liaison to Felician Services. In 2000, SM Geralyn served the Felician Provincial Steering Committee and Provincial Implementation Committee which collaborated to establish the Our Lady of Hope Province in 2009.
Additionally, SM Geralyn served as the former Principal of Mount Carmel Academy in Chicago and the former Principal of Our Lady of Ransom School, Niles, Illinois. Numerous positions she has held include Assistant Principal and Parish Council member at St. Casimir School in St Paul, Minnesota. SM Geralyn has also been the Secretary for the Chicago Archdiocesan Principals Council and she has also served as the Midwest Congress Facilitator and with the Archdiocese Sisters Council St. Paul, Minnesota.
Kim Nosalik joined Felician Services, Inc. in 2018 as a Senior Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining Felician Services, Kim was a well-versed Executive Producer at Foote Cone & Belding advertising agency for 18 years. She has also worked at a major printing company and several small advertising start-ups where she was a jack-of-all-trades performing multiple duties from copy writing, producing print advertising, to making coffee. After 22 years in the advertising industry, Kim decided to take some time to stay home with her family. During her time off, Kim was a substitute teacher at Immaculate Conception School for grades Pre-K to Eighth grade.
With her family in a good place, and a passion to return to work, Kim brings a wide-range of knowledge to Felician Services from her diverse background. Kim is a member of the Immaculate Conception Parents Club and co-chaired the school’s largest fundraiser, The Spring Gala, two years in a row.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, with a minor in Communication, from Columbia College and spent a semester studying abroad. When not working or attending her kids’ sporting events, Kim can be found sewing, painting, or creating something in her at-home art studio.
Maria Parrillo joined Felician Services, Inc., in July 2004 as Staff Accountant. In 2015, Maria moved into her current role as Accounting Manager.
Prior to joining Felician Services, Maria worked for over six years in retail banking for both CIB Bank as a Customer Service Representative and Liberty Bank for Savings starting as a Teller succeeding to Teller Supervisor. In addition, Maria was employed as a Marketing Specialist/Tracking Analyst for Marsh Affinity Group Services. Her primary role was reporting on the performance of promotional mailings – analyzing revenues and expenses of marketing campaigns as well as preparation of annual budget projections.
Maria has also volunteered with the IRS Tax Assistance Program in Chicago, Illinois, preparing income tax returns for families in need.
Maria received her BA in the areas of International Business and Italian and her MBA with a concentration in Accounting from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and American Institute of CPAs.
Terry brings over 30 years of corporate and ministry experience to Felician Services, Inc. Prior to joining Felician Services, Inc., Terry served as Executive Director of the REVEAL Project where he led a team of professionals in creating the world’s largest database on spiritual growth-consisting of over 2,000 churches and half a million congregants. During his 20-year tenure in the corporate sector, Terry successfully led and managed an office of 35 professionals for the world’s largest custom marketing research firm. Terry joined Felician Services, Inc., in December 2014 as a Senior Ministry Advisor. In January 2018, the Our Lady of Hope Provincial Council affirmed the appointment of Terry as President-successor of Felician Services, and in February 2018, the Felician Services Board formalized the appointment.
Terry resides in St. Charles, Illinois with his wife and has five children.
SM Clarette Stryzewski has been a member of the Felician Sisters Congregation for over 50 years. She joined Felician Services, Inc., in Chicago, Illinois in January 1993, as its President and CEO, while also serving as the President and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. Her ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital began in 1983, a position which Sister held until 1995, when she became the full‐time President and CEO of Felician Services, Inc.
Sister Clarette has been engaged in congregational ministries including elementary education, secondary education, clinical social work, hospital administration, and President and CEO of Felician Services, Inc., the Corporate Member of Felician Sisters Our Lady of Hope Provincial Council.
Effective January 1, 2014, Sister Clarette made the decision to relinquish her role as President and CEO of FSI, a position she held for twenty years, to become a part‐time employee, assisting FSI as an Executive Liaison, particularly to the co‐sponsored healthcare ministries in Illinois. SM Clarette presently serves on numerous Boards.
Honorary Doctorate of Ministerial Leadership, Madonna University, Livonia, MI – 2013
M.H.A., St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO – 1982
M.S.W., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI – 1973
Major: Clinical Social Work
B.A., Mundelein College, Chicago, IL – 1968
SM Therese Szczepczynski, CSSFADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
SM Therese Szczepczynski CSSF joined Felician Services, Inc., in August 2011 as an Administrative Assistant.
Sister has taught at the elementary level in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. With an expertise in Special Education and Learning Disabilities, she ministered as a clinician at the Felician College (Montay College) Psychoeducational Center for ten years.
SM Therese worked as Administrative Assistant to the Provincial Leadership Team of the Felician Sisters of Chicago for eighteen years. Prior to her arrival at Felician Services, Inc., Sister offered 18 months of clerical support to the new Provincial Leadership Team of the Our Lady of Hope Province of the North American Felician Sisters.
Sister Therese attended Felician College in Chicago, received her BA from Mundelein College (Chicago) and her MA in Special Education from Cardinal Stritch College (Milwaukee).
Tammy Tsonis joined Felician Services in March 2022. Tammy comes to Felician Services with with over twenty years of human resources experience. As an HR professional, she will bring her talents and skills to Felician Services and to the Felician Felician Sponsored Ministries. Her strengths in employee relations, benefit administration, recruiting, training as well as her relationship building will be a tremendous asset to the team.
David Ward joined Felician Services, Inc., in 2010. He serves as Senior Ministry Advisor providing support and oversight for health care, hospice, older adult services, and related ministries.
Prior to Felician Services, Dave served as Principal for a consulting group that focused on advancing Hurricane Katrina recovery, electronic health records, and health system financing. His professional experience includes – President/CEO, Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans; Senior Vice President for Integrated Services Delivery, St. Joseph Health System, Atlanta; Regional Senior Vice President/COO, Catholic Health Corporation, Omaha; Executive Director, Illinois Association of Homes for the Aging; Commissioned Officer, US Public Health Service, Baltimore. For eight years, he taught a MD/MPH course at Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and collaborated on clinical research as an adjunct clinical faculty member of LSU Health Sciences Center.
Dave earned a B.S. in Biology & Sociology from Allegheny College, and Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from University of Michigan School of Public Health. He is a licensed nursing home administrator, Fellow in the American College of Health Care Administrators, and former Board member of Catholic Health Association USA and American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging/LeadingAge.
Jeremy Westrick joined Felician Services, Inc., in September 2013 and currently serves as Ministry Financial Liaison, a role in which he engages, advises, and supports the leadership of the Felician‐sponsored ministries in matters of finance and strategy. Prior to joining Felician Services, Jeremy worked as a financial and tax consultant in the investment management industry.
Jeremy has over thirteen years of experience in accounting and finance, previously working in public accounting at Deloitte and Touche LLP and as the Director of Tax Advisory and Control for UBS Global Asset Management. In these roles, Jeremy provided numerous consulting and professional services to investment managers, including and involving financial reporting, tax and regulatory compliance, and efficient structuring of investment fund vehicles, all within the complex landscape of US and international taxation.
Jeremy received his BBA in Accounting and Finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, his MS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois‐Champaign, and his Master of Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois.