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Sister Ritamary Welsh

Sister Ritamary Welsh

President

Following her education at St. Ann School and Beaumont School, Dorothy entered the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland and was given Ritamary as her religious name. She has ministered as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent. For 10 years, she served as President of Beaumont School. While serving in the congregation’s development office, she accepted the challenge of directing the Capital Campaign to secure funding for the construction of Merici Crossings, the Ursulines’ new residence. In 2020, her Ursuline sisters elected her congregational President. She remains deeply committed to the Ursulines’ mission of transforming lives through Contemplation, Justice and Compassion.

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Sister Maureen Doyle

Sister Maureen Doyle

Sister Maureen has been involved in the education of children throughout her ministry, teaching at St Charles (Parma), St Ann (Cleveland Heights), and St Clare (Lyndhurst. She spent more than 30 years at Urban Community School (Cleveland) working to provide opportunities to children and families of the Near West Side of Cleveland. This experience was enriching and held many blessings for her as she extended the mission of the Ursulines. Currently Sister Maureen is serving her second term in congregational leadership.

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Sister Laura Bregar

Sister Laura Bregar

Currently in her second term in congregational leadership, Sister Laura has served at Beaumont School as a teacher and as Director of Recruitment and Admissions. She also ministered as principal at Ascension School (Cleveland) and Our Lady of the Lake School (Euclid). Prior to her election to the leadership team, Sister Laura served in the congregation’s Development Office.

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Sister Maureen Grady

Sister Maureen Grady

After entering the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, Sister Maureen began teaching, mostly at Beaumont School. She also served in formation ministry, congregational leadership, and in pastoral work at St. Basil, Holy Spirit (Avon Lake), and St. Francis of Assisi Parishes. Part-time she ministers as a spiritual director and co-facilitator of the Companions of Marie of the Incarnation, a faith sharing group of sisters and lay associates.

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Sister Diana Stano

Sister Diana Stano

Sister Diana currently serves on the leadership team of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland and as a chaplain at Matt Talbot for Women. The Collinwood native attended St. Joseph School, Sacred Heart Academy and Ursuline College. With degrees from Ursuline College and The Ohio State University, she served more than five decades in education, including a tenure at Villa Angela Academy, and more than 30 years at Ursuline College as faculty member, department chair, Dean of Graduate Studies, and President, a position she held for 18 years. In retirement, she sought and received certification in Clinical Pastoral Education and worked as a chaplain at nursing homes and Matt Talbot for Women.

She has made significant contributions to education nationally as well as internationally by serving in various leadership roles on the local, state, and national level. She has presented workshops and seminars for schools, organizations and associations, and established a partnership with Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages in Taiwan and taught leadership seminars to their faculty, staff and students.

Sister Diana continues to challenge herself to grow in all dimensions of her life: spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional.

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