Administration

Bridget Bearss, RSCJ

Bridget Bearss, RSCJ

Executive Director

Bridget Bearss, RSCJ is a graduate of Maryville College of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis, MO. She holds a graduate degree in Education Administration from Washington, University in St. Louis, MO. She has served in several Network Schools and was most recently Headmistress at Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Vicky Rajca, RSCJ

Vicky Rajca, RSCJ

Director of Finance and Operations

Vicky Rajca, RSCJ, a Religious of the Sacred Heart, holds an MSA degree from Notre Dame in Financial Administration. She has worked in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and in the not-for-profit sector as a teacher, a Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations. She has served on several Sacred Heart School Boards of Trustees, as well as on the Finance and Investment Committees of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province.

CEDC

Laryn Kragt Bakker

Laryn Kragt Bakker

Director, CEDC

Laryn Kragt Bakker serves as the Director of the CEDC office. He double-majored in Graphic Design and Computer Science. These fields overlap in the realm of web design and development and keep both sides of his brain happy. He has been working at CEDC since 2003.

Beth Ponticello

Beth Ponticello

Art Director, CEDC

Beth Ponticello, an award winning designer, holds a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art + Design in graphic design. For more than two decades, she has been working for the Center for Educational Design and Communication (CEDC) as its Art/Media Director. Besides her work in design, she also enjoys photography.

Conference Center

Clara Dorsch Callahan

Clara Dorsch Callahan

Director, Conference Center

Clara Dorsch Callahan holds a BBA in Marketing and a BA in English from Marymount University. Throughout her career Clara has been involved in meeting and event management within the hospitality, technology, and non-profit sectors. For the past 15 years she has worked with faith-based non-profit entities.

EIL

Reyna González, RSCJ

Reyna González, RSCJ

Director, EIL; Consultant, SHERPA

Reyna González, is a specialist in non-profit organizational management and popular education methodology. She has more than 20 years of experience as an educator, administrator and consultant. Her areas of expertise include, among other areas, strategic planning, leadership training, especially for youth, as well as program development and evaluation. She serves as Co-coordinator of the Continental Popular Education Network of Sacred Heart.

She leads several youth oriented projects including the Summit Leadership Academy, border immersion programs and is the creator of the Call Me Back app, a tool for discernment and life exploration for young adults. She is Spanish-English bi-lingual.

Imma De Stefanis, RSCJ, Ph.D.

Imma De Stefanis, RSCJ, Ph.D.

Consultant, EIL; Director, SHERPA

Imma De Stefanis is a Religious of the Sacred Heart with more than 25 years of experience as educator, administrator and consultant. She holds an MA from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate from Boston College in Applied Developmental Psychology. Her areas of specialty include: Strategic planning, facilitation, Board development and leadership training. She is English-Spanish bi-lingual.

JPIC

Meg Causey, RSCJ, Ph.D.

Meg Causey, RSCJ, Ph.D.

Director, JPIC

Meg Causey, RSCJ, PhD, is a Religious of the Sacred Heart with over 30 years experience as an educator and administrator in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and higher education. She holds an MS in Educational Leadership from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, an MTS from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA, and a PhD in Theology from Marquette University.

Ministry

Frances de la Chapelle , RSCJ

Fran de la Chapelle , RSCJ

Director, Office of Ministry

Frances de La Chapelle , RSCJ, has been a Religious of the Sacred Heart for over fifty years. During these years she has been a teacher in the elementary and secondary schools, has been an administrator on the College level as well as in several Sacred Heart Schools, has served on several Boards of Trustees for Sacred Heart schools, and has held leadership positions in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools as well as in Provincial Leadership.