Sister Maureen McGuire, DC, is Executive Vice President, Mission Integration, Ascension Health Alliance, and Senior Vice President, Mission Integration, Ascension Health. In this role, she provides leadership in creating strategy and initiatives in Mission and Values integration, workplace spirituality, ethics, leadership formation and spiritual care. Her work supports the efforts of Health Ministry CEOs, Vice Presidents for Mission Integration and executive teams in their leadership of Ascension Health as a ministry continuing the healing mission of Jesus.
Immediately prior to joining the senior leadership team of Ascension Health in 2002, Sister Maureen served as Vice President, Service Culture Development for the Catholic Health System (CHS) of Western New York in Buffalo, and concurrently as Vice President, Mission Integration for Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston, N.Y. She also had served as Vice President, Mission Integration for Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., and participated in the early formation of CHS while in that role.
Prior to entering the healthcare ministry, Sister Maureen held various leadership and direct service roles in professional social work. She began as a caseworker and counselor in child welfare and mental health settings in Philadelphia, Penn. She then served as a supervisor at the Family Life Bureau of the Diocese of Allentown in two large rural counties, where she initiated programs of lay formation in 84 parishes preparing married couples to serve as facilitators of programs for engaged couples. She then assumed a leadership role as part of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., serving as Executive Director of Catholic Family and Community Services in two counties. In this capacity she worked with an interfaith local Board to develop a wide variety of community-based services. In 1992, she initiated the Nazareth Residence for Mothers and Children in Roxbury, Mass., one of the first transitional housing programs in the nation for homeless women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Sister Maureen served for six years as Seminary Directress of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul, working with the new members of the community and developing the interprovincial formation program for the five US provinces.
Sister Maureen earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Md., and received her master's of social work from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1977.