MIA-MGA Emerging Leaders Fellowship

The inaugural MIA-MGA Emerging Leaders Fellowship will be a transformational experience for women who are passionate about advancing Mercy and Justice. This international leadership program is fully funded, and unique in the ways in which it provides an opportunity for Fellows to establish strong links and networking across the Mercy World through international encounters, webinars and modules, mentorship and other activities. The Fellowship program has been designed to stimulate creative and critical thinking, promote collaborative leadership and personal reflection leading to a compassionate and communal response to current concerns of our world.

MIA-MGA Emerging Leaders Fellowship

2020-2021

 Stellah Wamaitha Mathe <br> (Kenya)
Stellah Wamaitha Mathe
(Kenya)

Stellah lives in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently working at Mukuru Promotion Centre, situated in an urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya as a Donor Relations Officer. She has a background in International Relations and a Bachelor in Diplomacy.

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Rebecca Rathbone <br> (Canada)
Rebecca Rathbone
(Canada)

Rebecca was born and raised in Hamilton, Canada. She is currently the Southwestern Ontario Animator for Development & Peace – Caritas Canada, which is the official Humanitarian Aid and International Development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada.

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Paula Anamani rsm <br> (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Paula Anamani rsm
(Aotearoa New Zealand)

Paula Anamani rsm works as a Social Practitioner in Counselling and also as a Children & Family Social Worker for ‘Blind and Low Vision’ of New Zealand. This role has exposed her to journey alongside women who have had loss of vision as a result of domestic violence.

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Sarah Brown <Br> (United States)
Sarah Brown
(United States)

Sarah lives in the United States of America. She currently serves as the Office Manager of the Mercy Administration Center in Belmont, North Carolina for the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central.

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Gaby Kinsman <br>(Australia)
Gaby Kinsman
(Australia)

Gaby lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is currently working as the Coordinator of ‘Young Mercy Links SA’ a post-schooling formation initiative of ISMAPNG. She also works in Marketing and Communications for St Aloysius College, Adelaide.

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Victoria Battell <br> (United States)
Victoria Battell
(United States)

Victoria Battell currently lives in the United States of America, though is originally from Sunderland in the UK. She is currently working for Maria College in Albany, New York; a college founded by the Sisters of Mercy.

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Elizabeth MacNeal <br>(United States)
Elizabeth MacNeal
(United States)

Elizabeth lives in the United States of America. She is currently working as the Director of Marketing for Mercy Volunteer Corps, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Her background is in graphic design and she uses her skills to assist non-profits with various design and marketing needs.

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Derby  B. Mercado rsm <br> (Philippines)
Derby B. Mercado rsm
(Philippines)

Derby is a member of Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas from the Philippines. Currently she is working as the Finance Officer and Registrar at the School of Saint John the Baptist.

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Dominique Marendy <br> (Australia)
Dominique Marendy
(Australia)

Dominique lives in Sydney, Australia. She is currently working in an Animal Health company called 'Elanco'. Through both her career and vocations she has developed a strong passion for positive social change as well as empowering others to find meaningful ways to contribute.

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Michelle Gorman rsm <br> (United States)
Michelle Gorman rsm
(United States)

Michelle lives in the United States of America. She is currently engaged in spiritual leadership as a spiritual director, chaplain at the California State Senate, and teacher of Ignatian Spirituality to aspiring deacons and Ignatian Directors.

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2019-2020

Siobhán Golden <br> (Ireland)
Siobhán Golden
(Ireland)

Siobhán is from Westport, Ireland. She graduated with honors from the University of Limerick in 2018 with degrees in Psychology and Spanish.

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 Edith Maclaren <br>(Papua New Guinea)
Edith Maclaren
(Papua New Guinea)

Edith lives in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. She holds a Diploma in Accounting and is currently working as a marketing coordinator for the Government Department of Sport.

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Carmen Rosa Ccallomamani rsm (Peru)
Carmen Rosa Ccallomamani rsm (Peru)

Carmen Rosa is a Sister of Mercy of the Americas and was born in a farming community in Puno, Peru, where she acquired her first language, Aymara.

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Tylia Barnes <br>(United States)
Tylia Barnes
(United States)

Tylia lives in the United States of America. She currently leads more than 700 associates for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community, as director of Association.

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Anneke Kat <br>(United States of America)
Anneke Kat
(United States of America)

Anneke is an American and Dutch Citizen raised in Philadelphia, USA. She is a community development practitioner with academic and applied experience working with refugees, women, and youth

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Theresia Tina rsm <br> (Papua New Guinea)
Theresia Tina rsm
(Papua New Guinea)

Theresia is from Mt Hagen in Papua New Guinea and is a Sister of Mercy from the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG).

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Jemima Welsh <br>(Australia)
Jemima Welsh
(Australia)

Jemima lives in Brisbane, Australia. She is currently working in the fields of impact investing, social enterprise development and philanthropy, with a focus on growing the for-purpose business sector within QLD.

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 Anastasia Freeman <br> (Australia)
Anastasia Freeman
(Australia)

Anastasia is an artist, educator and writer living in Bathurst, NSW, Australia. She currently works at Rahamim Ecology Centre (A ministry of the Sisters of Mercy Australia and Papua New Guinea) as their

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Julia Morisi <br>(United States)
Julia Morisi
(United States)

Julia lives in the United States of America. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies and a certificate in Religion and Conflict Transformation at Boston University.

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Amy Thomas <br> (United States)
Amy Thomas
(United States)

Amy lives in the United States of America. She works with a nonprofit organization called ‘Girls Incorporated of Omaha’ which strives to ensure all girls recognize their inherent dignity and value.

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