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Speaker10October 2, 2014

Sr. Anne Carville, OSF

Enhancing Life through Collaboration


Sister Ann is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. She has served as a School Administrator, Teacher, Director of Religious Education and many roles within her community including serving as the General Minister. Her formal training has been in English Literature, Education Organization and Human Development. She has a Ph.D. and spent many years working with groups of religious men and women, assisting them in the design, facilitation and implementation of organizational change in the post Vatican Years. As a consultant, planner/facilitator, she served religious men and women nationally and internationally.

Among the leadership groups Sister Ann has worked with are the National Conference of Bishops, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Religious Formation Conference, the National Association for Church Personnel (N.A.C.P.A.),  Diocesan (Pittsburgh) Clergy Education Programs, The Delegate for Religious (Vicar’s) Office and the Catholic Healthcare Associations of the United States and Canada. Sister served as the Associate Director of C.M.S.M., the United States national conference of religious men superiors and currently works with the National Retirement for Religious Office (N.R.R.O.). She worked as the Executive Director of the Franciscan Federation and was the planner for an international missionary congregation group of priests and brothers. Over the years her ministry has been to work with religious in their provincial and general Chapter meetings and assemblies, assisting leadership teams and councils, assemblies, workshops and events of all types.

Sister Ann received her doctorate from The Fielding Institute of Santa Barbara, California. A graduate of Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA and St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO;  she has done post-graduate work at Dayton University, Dayton, Ohio and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.  Sister holds arts degrees in English, and Education/Administration. Her research interests are in enabling people to enhance their skills in thinking and doing things together.