International Women’s Day Panel
March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
In honor of International Women’s Day, join us for this free Q&A panel with Catholic female leaders!
Moderator: Sr. Amelia Hueller, OP
Sr. Amelia is a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (Nashville, TN). Prior to entering the convent, Sister worked in Maternal and Child Health, primarily among immigrant populations. Sister accompanies students to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women where they listen to the U.N. sessions and then hold their own debriefs on the challenging content through the use of Catholic Social Teaching. Sister Amelia currently serves at St. Anthony’s Catholic School in Washington, D.C., where she teaches Middle School religion and social studies.
Sandra Coles-Bell serves as the Executive Director of the National Black Sisters’ Conference, an organization founded by African American religious in 1968 with the mission of unification and advocacy. Prior to this position, she worked at the Archdiocese of Washington as the Program Director in the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach. She holds a Masters in Administration from the University of Maryland’s Global Campus in College Park and a Bachelors in Biology from the Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Sandra’s passion for effective leadership and communication found her as a member of Toastmasters International for over 30 years where she served in leadership and mentors several current and past leaders in their role. Sandra serves as a lector at the Basilica of the National Shrine in addition to her home parish. She is the mother of three children and the grandmother of three.
Maruška Healy was born in the Czech Republic and earned Masters in Theology from the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria. She and her husband currently reside in Maryland with their seven children. She enjoys home educating, living the liturgical year, sharing the Good Shepherd Catechesis with a wider community, keeping traditions, and opening their home to others.
Barbara McGraw Edmondson
Barbara McGraw Edmondson is the Head of School at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC. The former Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Dr. Edmondson served as the Chief Leadership and Program Officer for the National Catholic Educational Association before her appointment at Visitation in 2019. She began her professional career in higher education at The George Washington University where she earned a Doctor of Education and enjoyed an active career in Student Affairs while teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes in leadership and human development.
Dr. Edmondson currently serves as a member of the National Council for Education and Human Development, the Board of Directors for the Archdiocese of Washington’s Consortium of Catholic Academies, and the School of Education Advisory Board at Mount St. Mary’s University.
In her time away from school, Dr. Edmondson delights in spending time with her husband, four adult children, and yellow lab both in the Nation’s Capital and at the Delaware shore. She is an avid Washington Nationals fan.
Lourdes Arguello is an expat from Latin America now Washington, DC-based lifestyle consultant. She offers services to improve her clients’ lives in areas such as personal style, home style, and hosting.
She has a B.A. in Education from Amherst, MA and is a certified Montessori teacher obtaining her certificate in San Francisco, CA. She received her Masters in Matrimony and Family from the University of Navarre in Spain and her Image Consultant degree from Style Innovators in Chicago, IL.
She has been married for 23 years and is a mother of four.
Lourdes Arguello defines style as encompasses much more than clothes. She sees an intricate flow and connection among one’s style, home, and how we host and share with our loved ones. The way one walks, talks, stands, and exudes confidence all create style.
A native of Colorado, Krista moved to Washington D.C. in 2018. Krista graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in traumatology, at Divine Mercy University. Krista has spent the last ten years working with youth and diverse populations in the non-profit sector in various capacities, with an emphasis on mental health. Additionally, Krista has a background in international and domestic mission-based work and event coordination. Krista is passionate about helping others realize their potential and advocating for human flourishing. Krista currently works at the Youth Leadership Foundation as the Director of Character and Mentorship and is a lover of the outdoors, spontaneous adventures, and good cooking!
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