staff

(Left to Right: Jean-Marie Donohue, Suzanne Golas, Joan E. Carey, and Barbara Hrubecky)

Suzanne Golas, csjp

Suzanne Golas, csjp, the “founding mother” of WATERSPIRIT in 1998, continues to serve as the director. Her background includes efforts in education, peace and justice work, and church renewal. She has served in leadership positions in the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, an international, Catholic religious order committed to peace through justice. Suzanne also serves as the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace’s non-governmental organization (NGO) representative at the United Nations where she concentrates on sustainable development and environmental issues, specifically water.

Joan E. Carey, SSJ

Joan Carey is Assistant Director of WATERSPIRIT.  Joan is a Sister of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Her background is in education and in law. She taught in all levels but predominantly in High Schools. Joan studied law and as an attorney worked in a non-profit law office providing people who were poor access to the legal system. Over time Joan’s social justice work led to environmental justice interests. Joan is currently on the board of Change for Global Change, a non-profit organization that provides grants to people in economically poor areas for funding sustainable projects such as water wells in developing countries where Sisters of Saint Joseph maintain a presence. Joan has had a longstanding interest in eco-spirituality, and in 2005 became a member of the staff of WATERSPIRIT. 

Jean-Marie Donohue

Jean-Marie Donohue is a Senior Manager at WATERSPIRIT.  Jean-Marie’s background includes public policy and communication.  Jean-Marie started at WATERSPRIT as a volunteer and presently now works with WATERSPIRIT full time.

Barbara Hrubecky

Barbara Hrubecky is an Administrative Assistant at WATERSPIRIT.  Barbara’s background includes years of office experience as a paralegal specializing in real estate law.  WATERSPIRIT is blessed to have Barbara’s insight, efficiency and organizational skills!