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Unit Leaders 2013- 2014

 
Sister. MA. Guadalupe García Valdivia, Province Leader of North Mexico

 

Sister Ma. Guadalupe García Valdivia has been elected as Province Leader of the Province of North Mexico during the Province Chapter which was held in the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, from 5th to 13th December 2014.
Ma. Guadalupe made her perpetual profession on 19th August 1993.
She attended the Inter Religious Institute in Saltillo; she obtained a degree in psychology. She also worked with children and adolescents from dysfunctional families in foster homes.
She has served as local leader, formation assistant and province councillor.Ma. Guadalupe will begin her mandate on 10th January 2015.

 

 


 Sr. Marcelina do Nascimento Sector Leader of Angola-Mozambique

 

Sister Marcelina do Nascimento was elected as Sector Leader of Angola-Mozambique, for a period of three years. She began her mandate on 23rd May 2014. The Assembly was held in Luanda, Angola, from 17th to 23rd May 2014.
Marcelina was born in Angola. She made her first profession on the 26th September 1993, and her perpetual profession on 8th December 1998.
She is a trained nurse and received two years of hospital training in Lisbon, Portugal. In Angola, she attended various seminars on health care and also pursued additional studies in pastoral theology.
Over the last years, she attended leadership training sessions at RIMOA level, Formation for Leadership Programs, as well as Biblical theology courses in Brazil. Marcelina also took a beginner’s English language course in England.
She worked as a nurse and directress of the Mission Hospital which had a key role during the war in saving many lives, especially those of women and children. As a pastoral health care worker, she provided pre-natal education and care for poor women during their pregnancies.
Her parish work included: catechesis, youth ministry, liturgy preparation, organization and participation in women’s groups.Marcelina has also served in various congregational ministries including: vocation promotion ministry, local leader, 

 

Sister Rosa María Corral García Province Leader of Spain




Sister Rosa María Corral García was elected as Province Leader of the province of Spain during the Chapter held in Madrid from 20th to 28th May.Sister Rosa made her perpetual profession in Madrid in 1978. She pursued social studies and catechesis. Her ministry experiences include educator for children and young people and coordination of various services within her province. She also worked with the local Caritas in different areas: children’s care, drugs addiction and voluntary work.She served as local leader, formator, province councillor and province leader. She is currently serving as province treasurer.She will begin her mandate on 2nd October 2014.


 

 

Sister Ellen Kelly    Province Leader of New York

 


Sister Ellen Kelly was re-appointed as Province Leader of New York for a period of three years. She will begin her mandate on 21st June 2014. The New York Province Chapter was held in Willimantic, Connecticut - USA, from 12th to 16th May 2014.Sr. Ellen made her perpetual profession on 8th September 1973. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is also a trained spiritual director.She worked in residential programs for adolescent girls, served as a social worker, and was executive director for a multi-services program for adolescents. She has been involved in Pax Christi and is currently serving on a coalition of women religious against human trafficking.
She served as a local leader, vocation and formation director, province councilor, and has been a member of different committees on a province level.

 

 Sister Madeleine Munday Province Leader of Mid-North America

 


Sr. Madeleine Munday was elected as Province Leader of Mid-North America during the Province Chapter which was held in Marriottsville, Maryland - U.S.A., from 5th to 9th May 2014. Madeleine made her perpetual profession on 31st July 1987. Prior to entering the Congregation, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Master’s degree in Urban Studies and a Doctorate degree in Law.
Her ministry experiences include: work release programs for female prisoners; work with adolescent girls; programs for women with children in domestic violence situations; programs for women  recovering from drugs and alcohol addiction; and work with women in transitional housing. Madeleine’s community experiences include: local community leader, vocation coordinator and province councilor.
She will begin her six-year mandate on 31st July 2014.

 


 

SISTER REGINA HTOO HTOO Province Leader of East Asia

 

Sister Regina Htoo Htoo was elected as the new province leader of the East Asia Province. Her term is for six years and she will begin her mandate on 27th June 2014.She was born on 24th December 1967 and made her perpetual profession on 21st February 1999. Sr. Regina Htoo Htoo is a Myanmar citizen. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Diploma in Religious Formation. She is a graduate of the Myanmar Institute of Formation for Formators (MIFF) and is currently working as a counselor, spiritual director and teacher, giving courses on Human Development. Her ministry experiences include: pastoral ministry, residential care of single mothers and their children, Caritas Social Services programs and networking with NGOs for community development, HIV/AIDS prevention programs, Child Development and Empowerment programs, and Vocational training for women and girls in crisis situations, including street girls. Sr. Regina has served as local community leader and sector councilor in Myanmar, a sector of the Province of East Asia.
 

 

Sr. Ethna McDermott Province Leader of Ireland



Sr. Ethna McDermott was elected as Province Leader of Ireland during the Province Chapter which was held in Newry, Northern Ireland, from 23rd to 30th April.Sr. Ethna made her perpetual profession on 26th September 1993. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Leadership. Her ministry experience includes: ministry to women and children in various apostolates, parish work, ministry to women in prostitution and anti-trafficking work. She has spent a total of 13 years as a missionary in the Czech Republic and has served as Congregational Secretary from 2004 to 2010. She will begin her six-year mandate on 31st July 2014.
 



 

Sister Elizabeth Yuko Takeda Sector Leader of Japan

 

 

Sister Elizabeth Yuko Takeda was appointed as Sector Leader of the Japan Sector for a period of three years. She began her mandate on 28th April 2014. The Sector Assembly was held in Toyonaka, Osaka, from 28th April to 5th May 2014. Sr. Elizabeth made her perpetual profession on 16th April 1990. She holds a Diploma in Child Work, Social Welfare and Psychology. She is currently living in the community in Enzan, where she is involved in parish ministry.
She has worked as an Educator and Directress of Programs for children in vulnerable situations, programs for teenagers, and ministry with migrants. She has served as a local leader, province councilor, and has been a member of different committees at province level. Her international experience includes an internship in Thailand, English language study in Malaysia, Philippines and the United States. Currently she is a member of the Planning Committee for the 2014 Asia-Pacific ICA.

 

Sr. Simone Zakher Baskharon Province Leader Egypt-Sudan
 

 

Sister Simone Zakher Baskharon was elected as Province Leader of Egypt-Sudan during the Chapter which took place from 9th to 14th April 2014 in Cairo, Egypt. Sister Simone was born in Egypt on 30th December 1968 and made her perpetual profession on 22nd February 2003. She obtained a degree in commerce and administration and pursued further studies in catechesis and music. Her ministry experiences include: parish work, coordination and management of a residence for young people with mental health problems, secretariat, and management of a school.

 

Sister Simone has also served as local leader, directress of novices, and province councilor.
She will begin her six-year term on 31st May 2014.

 


SR. GRACIELA MÉNDEZ PERERA Province Leader of Argentina-Uruguay


Sister Graciela Méndez Perera was elected as Province Leader of Argentina-Uruguay at the Province Chapter  held in Cordoba, Argentina, from 27th March to 4th April 2014. Her mandate will begin on 11th May 2014.
Sister Graciela is of Uruguayan nationality. She obtained a doctorate degree in medicine with a specialty in pediatrics prior to entering the Good Shepherd. She made her perpetual profession on 4th March 2000.
 She also attended the Institute for Integral Human Formation in Montreal, Canada. In addition, she received training in projects and human resources administration, and has pursued studies in theology, Church and Family Life. Her past ministry experience includes working as director of residences for adolescents and for children in the province. She has served on the Uruguayan Association of Catholic Education, as well as being the Justice and Peace contact person.Sister Graciela has also served as local community leader, province councilor, and has worked on the council when  Argentina and Uruguay were united. Currently, she is a member of the Province Leadership Team and, since 2009, she has been responsible for administration in Buenos Aires.


SISTER ROSEMARY KEAN Province Leader of Great Britain



Sr. Rosemary Kean was elected as Province Leader of Great Britain for a period of six years. She will begin her mandate on 1st June 2014.Sr. Rosemary is of Scottish nationality. Prior to entering the Good Shepherd, she was employed for a number of years by the Social Services, working with children and young people with emotional and behavioural problems. After spending two years in Sri Lanka with the National Council for Child and Youth Welfare, where she was responsible for setting up Residential Care establishments for sick, destitute and dying children, Rosemary spent three years as a group leader in the Good Shepherd School for maladjusted children in Edinburgh. These experiences were a natural pathway to becoming a Good Shepherd Sister. She made her perpetual profession on 7th September 1986.She holds Diplomas in Social Work Administration, Human Growth and Development, Counselling and a Registered Manager’s Award. Over the years, Sister Rosemary has held posts of responsibility in province ministries, such as: Director of residential care of teenagers, Director of Addiction Treatment Services and Manager of a Nursing Home for the care of our Sisters. She has served on two Province Leadership Teams, as well as Province Treasurer and Vocation Promoter. She is currently employed as a Chaplain in a high security prison in Scotland. Sr. Rosemary has also maintained close links with our Sisters in Myanmar (Burma), where she spent six months teaching English between 2003 and 2004. In the years since then, she has been invited to return on a number of occasions to work in collaboration with other congregations in the country. 


Sister Magdalena Franciscus  Province leder of Europe-BFMN


Sister Magdalena was elected for a second three-year term as Province Leader of Europe-BFMN during the Province Chapter which took place in Angers, France, from 28th March to 11th April 2014. The theme of the Chapter was "Moving ahead in deep waters" in a spirit of Friendship, Mercy and Hope.
Sister Magdalena is of French nationality and she made her perpetual profession in Angers in 1970. She has an education background in social sciences, pastoral and spiritual care.She has worked at different levels of responsibility with marginalized women, women in prostitution, women victims of violence, trafficking, and Justice and Peace. She has also served in youth and vocations ministries.
Magdalena has held leadership responsibilities as Local Leader, Councillor for 12 years in Rome, and Province Leader for 6 years. Her second mandate begins on 11th April 2014.

 


Sr. María Susana Franco Agüero Province Leader of Southeast of Latin America (Brazil-Paraguay)
 

Sister María Susana Franco was re-elected as Province Leader of the Province of Southeast of Latin America, for a second term of three years. She has begun her mandate on 24th March 2014.
The Chapter was held in São Paulo, Brazil, from 15th to 23rd March 2014.
María Susana is of Paraguayan nationality. She made her perpetual profession on 8th February 1979.
She holds a Diploma in Psycho-Pedagogy and she has attended courses in Theology, Scripture and Pastoral work. She has also completed a course on the Appreciative Inquiry Methodology. She has worked as Educator and Directress in homes for children and teenagers, as Educator and Directress in Prisons for Women, as Directress of Social Programs  for poor families and children (including a program of school sponsorship for poor children and teenagers), and as Educator in basic Christian communities located in poor areas. María Susana has served as Local Leader, Province Councilor, Director of Formation, Province Leader, member of the secretariat for ongoing formation in Latin America, and coordinator of REAL (Province Leaders Circle of Latin America).
 

  Sr. Regina Kuizon Province Leader of the Philippines

Sister Regina T. Kuizon has been elected as Province Leader of the Philippines during the Province Chapter which was held in Maryridge, Tagaytay, from 14th to 23rd March 2014. Regina was born on 5th July 1962. She made her perpetual profession on 31st May 1998. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Licentiate degree in Social Sciences with specialization in Social Communications.
Her ministry experiences include work in the fields of education and residential care. She has served in vocation ministry, and has facilitated retreats for sisters and mission partners. From 2003 to 2009 she was the Congregational Communications Coordinator in Rome. Since then, she has served as Province Secretary in the Philippines Province. Regina will begin her six-year mandate on 29th June 2014.

 

SISTER MARÍA ALEJANDRA AGUILAR IBARRA Province Leader of Mexico
 


Sister María Alejandra Aguilar Ibarra has been elected as Province Leader of Mexico during the Province Chapter, which was held in the city of León, Guanajuato, from 1st to 8th March 2014.
María Alejandra made her perpetual profession on 12th September 1980.
She studied spiritual discernment and Dogmatic Theology and, then, obtained a certificate as geriatrician. Her ministry experience includes working for the integration of indigenous, as well as working with women and children victims of domestic violence. She has served as Local Leader, Formator, Councillor, and Province Leader.
María Alejandra will begin her mandate on 16th July 2014.
 


Sister Germaine Diatta and Sister Hilaria Puthirikkal Communities of West Africa.
Sr. Germaine (left) and Sr. Hilaria (right)





During their Assembly, with the support of the Congregational Leadership Team, the Sector of West Africa underwent a creative restructuring process,in order to meet the needs of the mission in their reality.
The Unit is now called “Communities of West Africa”. It is composed of two communities – one in Burkina Faso and one in Senegal.  At the Assembly, the sisters of both communities determined those areas where they will work together as a Unit and those in which  they will have separate responsibilities.

Sister Germaine Diatta has been appointed as Local Leader of the Senegal Community.



She is of Senegalese nationality and made her perpetual profession on 27th December 2000.
She has served as Local Leader in several communities. She has studied theology and attended human formation programs in Senegal, Canada and in Angers (France).Her ministry experience includes working with young mothers. Sister Germaine will begin her mandate on 15th March 2014.
 

 Sister Hilaria Puthirikkal has been appointed as Local Leader of the Burkina Faso Community.



She is of Indian origin and had her religious and professional formation in Social Work in Germany, in the Province of Munich.  While in Germany, she worked with young adolescents in Munich and Baden-Baden.
She was a missionary in Madagascar for 24 years, where she also served as a community leader and as a formator.
Prior to being missioned to West Africa, Hilaria was a member of the Mother House community. She was then in Senegal for  two years working in initial formation and in ministry with women caught in prostitution and with women prisoners.  Hilaria was one of the foundresses of the new foundation in Burkina Faso in 2011.
 Presently, she is working with women prisoners, as well as responding to the needs of women in other areas.
 Sister Hilaria will begin her mandate on 25th March 2014.

 

Sr. Catharina Supatmiyati Province Leader of Indonesia



Sister Catharina was elected as Province Leader of Indonesia for a term of six years. Her mandate will begin on 8th June 2014. The Province Chapter was held from 1st to 7th March 2014.Catharina was born in 1971 and is the youngest in a family of four, with one brother and two sisters.Catharina made her perpetual profession on 8th September 2001. She has then followed professional studies in counseling.She has experience in a wide range of ministries, including work with young girls, unwed mothers, and in various services to women and children. In more recent years, she has worked in the ministry of anti-trafficking and on the issues of violence against women and children.Catharina has also served as a member of the “Justice and Peace” Team in the Province of Indonesia, and is currently the Province link person for the formation team in the Asia/Pacific region. She has participated in several Asian meetings on anti-trafficking, formation and lay partnership, and is currently the local leader in her community.
 

MARY ZELNA OOSTHUIZEN Sector Leader of South Africa

 

Sister Mary Zelna Oosthuizen was elected as Sector Leader of South Africa for a second term of three years, effective 24th April 2014. The Sector Assembly was held from March 3rd to 9th March 2014.
Mary Zelna was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and made her perpetual profession on 8th December 2005. Zelna is a registered nurse with specific training in general nursing, community health nursing, midwifery, and psychiatric nursing.  Additionally, she did a year of theological studies in Bangalore, India. In 2008, she participated in the internship program with the UN-NGO Office in New York.
Her ministry experience includes working with teenage girls in crisis, management of two rural mission clinics and skills development projects. In addition to her experience as Sector Leader, Zelna has also served as Local Leader.
 

SISTER ANGELA RICCI Province Leader of Italia/Malta

 

Sister Angela Ricci was elected as Province Leader of the Province of Italia/Malta, for a term of six years. She will begin her mandate on 24th May 2014. The Chapter was held in Rome, from 18th to 25th February 2014.
Sister Angela made her Perpetual Profession on 13th January 1980. She holds a Diploma as Educator, and a diploma in Apostolic and Pastoral Care. She currently lives near Milano (Community of Limito di Pioltello).
 She is involved in residential ministry for trafficked women, in partnership with Caritas Ambrosiana.
She worked as an Educator and Director of Programs for children and teenagers in vulnerable situations, and in a residence for single mothers and their children.
She served as Local Leader, Province Councilor, Justice and Peace delegate, and link person for the Committee with Lay Mission Partners.

 DOROTHY NDUMBA KINYUA Sector Leader of Congo/Kenya


Dorothy Ndumba Kinyua has been re-appointed as Sector Leader of Congo/Kenya for a third term of three years.
The Congo/Kenya Sector Assembly was held in Ngong, Kenya, from 16th to 22nd February 2014. Dorothy was born in Meru, Kenya, and made her perpetual profession in Good Shepherd on 31st July 1999.
In addition to serving as Sector Leader, Dorothy has worked with women and children and served in leadership positions as local coordinator and formation director with candidates, pre-novices and novices. She has participated on the international committee for the revision of the Province Administration Manual.Dorothy has recently obtained a degree in leadership and management.
She also has a certificate in social work, a diploma in spirituality and religious formation, and has participated in the formators training program in Rome.
Dorothy will begin her new mandate on 1st May 2014.

ALICIA CORVACHO LÉVANO Province Leader of Peru




Sister Alicia Corvacho Lévano was elected as Province Leader of Peru at the Peru Province Chapter held in Lima from 15th to 23rd February 2014.
Alicia was born in Tacna, Peru, and made her perpetual profession on 25th March 1977. She obtained a diploma in language and history and also a certificate as a catechist and pursued training in drug addiction treatment.
 She has served in various ministries including teaching, director of education and pastoral work.  Alicia was a member of the Human Rights Committee in Huancayo for nine years. She had a two-year international ministry experience in Melbourne, Australia.In addition, she was a member of the Spirituality Centre at the Mother House for three years. Alicia has served in community leadership in Peru, both as Local Leader and as Province Councillor.
Her mandate will begin on 25th March 2014.

Gilda Fernando Regional Leader English Region of Canada

Sister Gilda was appointed as Regional Leader for the English Region of Canada for a term of three years. The Regional Assembly was held in Toronto, Canada, from 10th to 12th February 2014. Her mandate will begin on 2nd March 2014.
Gilda made her perpetual profession on 20th December 1980. She holds diplomas in Social Service Work and Child Care Service. She was involved in ministries of child care services and served as community leader in Sri Lanka until 1994.She went to Canada in 1995 and has served in ministries of pastoral care at the hospital and at the Tele-care Distress Centre. From 2002 to 2008 Gilda was a member of the Provincial Council. At present, Gilda is a member of the Leadership Team of the English Sub-Region of Canada and is also the community leader for Good Shepherd Court, in Toronto.

 GERMAINE ROGERS Regional Leader French Region of Canada



Sr. Germaine was re-appointed as Regional Leader for the French Region of Canada for a term of three years. The Assembly was held from 5th to 8th February 2014 in Montreal, Canada. She and her Team began their mandate on 8th February 2014.She was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and professed her perpetual vows as a Good Shepherd Sister on 22nd August 1965. Germaine received her nursing diploma and also attended the « Institut de Formation Humaine Intégrale » of Montreal. She was the nursing supervisor for 18 years at the Rose Virginie Pelletier Centre, a home for young girls in difficult situations. In Canada, she has served as local leader in a number of small communities, as directress of the novitiate, and as a full-time councilor, prior to her appointment as Regional Leader for the French Region.Germaine also answered the missionary call in the countries of Sudan, Egypt and Senegal, serving in their different ministries and projects, as well as responding to community leadership needs.
 

Sabina Pathrose Province Leader of the New Province of Central East India/Nepal


Sister Sabina Pathrose was elected the first Province Leader of Central East India/Nepal for a term of six years. The Province Chapter was held in Bangalore, India, from 19th to 23rd November 2013. Sabina will assume the responsibility as Province Leader of the New Province, Central East India/Nepal, on 5th January 2014 (Epiphany Sunday in India).

Sabina entered our Congregation in 1967 and made her First Profession on 9th July 1969. She obtained degrees in both Social Work and Law. She has served in different ministries of the Province, including work with Single Mothers and their babies and at the Residential Teenage Centre. Sabina also worked several years with Dalit women and children for their empowerment and for their Rights through organization and mediation programs. She also initiated programs for the Abolition of Child Labour.
Sabina has been a Community Leader, the Province Leader of the India/ Nepal Province and a Congregational Leadership Team Member from 2003 to 2009. From 2010 she has been the Directress of the Temporary Professed Sisters in the Province. She was the Convener of the Restructuring Committee in the Province. Sabina has also served on various Committees both on Congregational and Asia Pacific levels.

Ssiter Bridget Paily Province Leader of the New Province
of South West India


Sister M. Bridget Paily was elected the first Province Leader of South West India for a term of six years. Her mandate will begin on 12th January 2014. The Province Chapter was held in Bangalore, India, from 13-17 November 2013.
Bridget was born in Kerala, India, and entered Good Shepherd in Germany, where she did her candidacy-postulancy years of formation and then returned to India for the novitiate. She made her perpetual profession on the 31st May 1980 in Bangalore, India. Brigid pursued degrees in social work and theology as well as studies in leadership and formation. Her apostolic experiences include services for orphans, destitute children, teenagers, and women’s hostel as well as involvement in social action ministry. Over the years, Bridget has also served in various congregational ministries, including: local leader of communities, province councilor, and the province leader of the former India/Nepal province. She has also served as formation directress for the different stages of formation.
 

Sister Mary Francine Muthugala Province Leader of Sri Lanka/Pakistan
 

Sister Mary Francine Muthugala was elected Province Leader of Sri Lanka/Pakistan for a term of six years. Her mandate will begin on 2nd February 2014. The Province Chapter was held in Sri Lanka from 1st to 9th November 2013.

Sr. Mary Francine made her perpetual profession on 8th December 1984. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. At present, she is the Directress of the Temporary Professed Sisters in Sri Lanka.
She has been involved in the ministries of education, child care and formation. From 2000 to 2007 Sr. Francine served in the Province Leadership Team and was the Sector Coordinator for Colombo. At present, she is a member of the Asia Pacific Formators’ Core Team and the Spirituality Core Team.
 

Sister Marie Jean Bae Province Leader of Northeast Asia
Sister Marie Jean Bae was elected Province Leader of Northeast Asia for a term of six years. Her mandate will begin on 2nd February 2014. The Province Chapter was held in Korea from 18th to 25th October 2013.
Sr. Marie Jean made her perpetual profession in 2000. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master in Theology. At present, she is taking a Chinese language course in Hong Kong University. Her ministry experience includes work in a residential program for teenagers and in the Life-movement in Seoul Diocese as a director. For many years she was the Coordinator of the Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) in Korea. She has also served as formation directress for candidates.
Over the years, she served as a province councilor in the province leadership team.
 

Cordis Ganslmeier Province Leader of Deutschland/Albanien


Sister M. Cordis Ganslmeier was appointed Province Leader of Deutschland/Albanien (Germany/Albania) for a term of six years. Her mandate will begin on 8th February 2014. The Province Chapter was held in Bad Honnef, Germany from 17th to 24th October 2013.
Cordis was born in Essenbach, Germany on 18th December 1953. She entered Good Shepherd in Munich, Germany, where she did her formation and made her perpetual profession on 7th December 1985. Cordis pursued degrees in teacher education and social worker as well as studies in spiritual direction.
Her apostolic experiences include educator and director of residential services. Over the years, Cordis has also served in various congregational ministries, including: local leader of communities, province councilor, and province leader of the former Southwest German province. She has also served in vocation promotion ministry.
 

Adela del Carmen Reyes Bravo Province Leader of Bolivia-Chile
Elected on 18th October 2013


 

Sister Adela is Chilean and she made her perpetual profession in 1987. She is a teacher and she holds a post-graduate degree in Education Guidance, Educational Administration and Social Work.
Her ministry experience includes: coordination of residences for girls and teenagers;teacher in schools both within and outside the congregation; administration of elementary and middle schools; coordination of projects for girls and boys as well as for adolescents in situations of domestic and social abuse; congregational representative in state agencies responsible for residences for girls and adolescents; member of networks supporting women in situations of domestic violence; participation in different socialpastoral services of the Church (family, catechesis, youth, health, base communities).

Adela has also served in her Province as a local leader as well as a member of different committees. Recently, she has held the role of Province Treasurer. She will begin her mandate on 2nd January 2014.
 


Sister Isabel Royuela District Leader of the Isles

Sister Isabel Royuela was elected District Leader of the Isles (Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion) for a term of six years. Her mandate will begin on 22nd December 2013. The District Assembly was held in Madagascar from 4th to 14th October 2013.

Isabel was born in Palencia, Spain, on 22nd December 1947. She entered the Good Shepherd in Barcelona, Spain, where she did her formation and made her perpetual profession on 17th September 1972. Isabel pursued training and degrees in music, theology and education, and obtained an advance degree in educational psychology from the Catholic University in Angers.
Her apostolic experiences include educator and counselor in schools and residential programs in Spain, Senegal and in The Isles. Isabel transferred definitively to the District of the Isles in 2006. Over the years, Isabel has also served in various congregational ministries, including: local leader and district councilor. She has also served as formation director in various stages of initial formation, and she has been the unit contact person for Justice and
Peace.