Meet Our Staff
Amy is a former Theology teacher of 27 years. She holds a Masters in Spirituality from Loyola University and while she thoroughly enjoyed the classroom, she is very excited about her venture at the Maria Kaupas Center. Amy is certified in Spiritual Direction and enjoys daily reflection with the teens. She helped create the mission of the MKC and is thrilled with the progress so far. Amy believes that the possibilities of assisting the community through restorative justice are endless…one step at a time.
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Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Diana joined the staff of the MKC in August 2016 through the Lasallian Volunteer Program. Diana earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2016 from Christian Brothers University in Memphis. In addition to that from her formal study, Diana brought with her extensive experience in youth development, having served as a volunteer and/or staff for nine years at Creative Life, a community youth-development organization and ministry focused on reaching inner city youth in Memphis.
Diana can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josie joined the staff of the MKC in 2014, and in the fall of 2016, took a full-time position with Catalyst Maria, the Center's partner. Despite her role with Catalyst, Josie continues to serve on the MKC's program staff. She enjoys working with youth, finding a connection with them, being a support system when needed and helping them succeed in any which way possible. She hopes to grow along with the mission of the MKC, and ultimately continue her education in becoming an Educational Specialist.
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A small-town Wisconsin native, Mindy joined the staff of the MKC in January 2016 after leading the Br. David Darst Center, a small, social justice education center in Chicago, for ten years. Mindy holds a BA in Religious Studies from Lawrence University and an MA in Counseling from Lakeland University. She looks forward to the opportunity to blend her passions of youth, spirituality, and social justice as she helps the MKC realize its mission.
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Cheryl joined the staff of the MKC as one of its founding members, transitioning to the Center after serving as a member of the Institutional Advancement team at Maria High School. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Villanova University, Cheryl spent over twenty years as an educator at a variety of elementary schools, high schools, and community colleges.
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