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Benedictine appoints Sister Joan Marie Stelman, OSB, as senior vice president for mission integration

Sister Joan Marie Stelman, OSB, has been appointed senior vice president for mission integration, effective June 7, 2021.  Benedictine is a leading faith-based provider of senior care and senior living services in the Midwest.

At Benedictine, Sister Joan Marie will provide leadership for organization-wide mission integration and realizing the vision of Benedictine’s sponsors.  She will be responsible for the implementation of the mission integration strategic plan, development and oversight of mission and core value education, direction and execution of the Mission and Values Survey, ongoing delivery of the governance formation program, community benefit reporting and communication, staff support to the board of directors mission committee and other similar activities and programs.

“Sister Joan Marie brings extensive experience in mission integration in health care settings to Benedictine,” said Jerry Carley, president and CEO.  “We welcome Sister Joan Marie and look forward to her leadership in this important area of our organization.”

Sister Joan Marie joins Benedictine with extensive mission integration experience.  Prior to her appointment at Benedictine, Sister Joan Marie served as mission integration director for the east region of Essentia Health since 2014.  She has served on many governing boards for local and regional non-profit organizations including the Benedictine Board of Directors from 2013-2019.  She has served as a director for the Benedictine Sisters Benevolent Association Board and as a member of the Monastery Council.  From 2011-2014, Sister Joan Marie was assistant director for alumni relations at the College of St. Scholastica.

Sister Joan Marie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Toronto (Canada) for her Master of Arts degree and Doctor of Philosophy (ABD).

Sister Joan Marie Stelman, OSB, Benedictine Senior Vice President, Mission Integration