Sister Maureen McGuire, DC, began her service as Executive Vice President and Chief Mission Integration Officer for Ascension in July 2013, having served as Senior Vice President, Mission Integration, for Ascension Health since January 2002.
As a member of the Office of the President, she provides strategic leadership to advance the commitments that make evident the identity of Ascension as a ministry of the Catholic Church, continuing the healing mission of Jesus with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Together with the Ascension Healthcare Senior Vice President for Mission Integration and all others who serve in Mission Integration as a Ministry-wide Function, she assures the evolving initiatives, programs and resources that support the One Ascension journey, engaging the gifts of all for the sake of our Mission.
Sr. Maureen supports the Mission Committee of the Ascension Sponsor. She serves as Chair of the Ascension Healthcare Board of Trustees. She is Assistant Dean of the Ascension Leadership Academy and is a member of the Governance Board of the Ascension Leader Institute, which is evolving the integration of formation and development opportunities throughout Ascension. She contributes to Executive Ministry Leadership Formation. She is also facilitating the development of a System-wide initiative to address the tragedy of human trafficking.
Sr. Maureen joined Ascension Health in 1996, serving in Mission leadership roles in Western New York health ministries. Prior to that, she held various service and leadership roles in professional social work including leadership of two Catholic Charities Agencies in the Diocese of Albany, New York. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University, Philadelphia. In 1992 she began one of the first transitional housing programs in the nation for homeless women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Sr. Maureen entered the Daughters of Charity in 1967. Later, after studies in formative spirituality at Duquesne University, she served in the initial formation of new members of the Daughters of Charity.