Meet Our Staff
Sr. Mary O’Donovan is the Vocation Director of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. She assumed this role in July 2015. Prior to this assignment, she worked as Medical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in Our Lady’s Manor, Dublin Ireland for 19 years. Sr. Mary holds a B.S. in Human Services from St. John’s University in Queens, New York and a Master’s in Social Work from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She trained as a Psychotherapist at Tivoli Institute in Dublin Ireland. She is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She qualified to teach Mindfulness at the Irish Mindfulness Institute and is also a qualified as a spiritual Director in 2018. She has been the Director of the SALT Program since 2015.
Liz Powers - Coordinator
Liz Powers hailing from Rhinebeck, NY, has been a friend of the Sisters for the past 5 years. She is thrilled to be working with them on the SALT program. As a participant, she was afforded lifelong lessons and friendships. She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Deaf Studies from the State University of New York at New Paltz. There she was President and Music Minister to the Catholic Campus Ministry. Liz completed a year of training in retreat ministry with the Capuchins in Garrison, NY. She now works for the Avila Institute of Gerontology as an administrative assistant. Upcoming, she will be certified as a fertility educator with FEMM (Fertility Education & Medical Management).