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Neumann Welcomes Two New Trustees

Neumann University welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees this year.

Florence M. Hee ’84, OSF, PhD, is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia and lives and ministers in Wilmington, DE. She holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies, a master’s degree in administration and supervision, and a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology.

Over the years Sr. Florence has ministered in the field of education as a teacher and principal in elementary Catholic schools and as an adjunct instructor for the strategic leadership graduate program at Neumann University. She also ministered as director of mission at the congregation’s sponsored high school in Baltimore, MD, and as coordinator of Incorporated Province Ministries for the U.S.-Ontario Province of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, located in Maylhurst, Oregon.

Prior to her role as a member of the congregation’s leadership team, she was charism coordinator for her congregation and responsible for initial and ongoing formation. Occasionally, she facilitates meetings and gatherings for women religious congregations in various locations.

In addition to Neumann University’s board, she is a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary for the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) located in Scranton, PA, which coordinates educational programs for women religious sisters in 10 African English-speaking countries.

Maggie Gannon, OSF, EdD, is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia and ministers in Chester, PA. She holds a bachelor of science degree and master’s degree in education from Chestnut Hill College. She earned her EdD in educational leadership from Immaculata University in 2006.

Sr. Maggie has been instrumental in the educating of young children for over 15 years. She was the principal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Morton, PA, and the president of Drexel Neumann Academic in Chester, PA. Drexel Neumann Academy was founded with the unique structure of an extended school day and extended school year.  This model provides the children with a safe place to be and opportunities for additional instructional time and recreation.

Sr. Maggie is currently the co-director of Anna’s Place, where she works collaboratively with staff to provide food relief to the people of Chester. In addition, she is also the co-director of the ACCESS Community Center, which will be the only community center in the city of Chester when it opens in the fall of 2022. Services will include medical, legal, and housing assistance services as well as food relief and a daily meal.  ACCESS was created with input from community members and seeks to meet the needs of the people of Chester.

In addition to Neumann University’s board, she sits on the Board of Joseph’s House in Camden, NJ, and the ACCESS Community Center in Chester, PA.


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