Sheila has been a member of CCW for almost 40 yrs. She worked for the Catholic church for over 25 yrs. and is recently retired. Sheila brings a wealth of knowledge to your Board of Directors. She and her husband, Maury, of 45 years are avid sports fan, cheering for their alma mater, Florida State University.
Sheila stated: “After many prayers for God’s will, encouragement from my Council sisters and the blessing from my husband, I submit my name as a candidate for President Elect. For the last 38 years, I have served on all rings of Council including the NCCW Board of Directors and am currently NCCW Spirituality Commission Chairman. Recently retired from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, I offer my time, talent and treasure to partner with women of faith, serving God and our neighbors as Jesus commanded. May NCCW prosper through the work of our hands. With God, all things are possible.”
NCCW: Spirituality Commission Chairman, 2014-present. Legislation Commission Chairman, 2003-2005.
World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO)
Centenary Assembly Time Keeper, 2010.
WUCWO General Assembly, Group convener, 2006;
Friends of NCCW for WUCWO, Charter Member, 2002 to Present. USCCB Committee on Marriage and Family Life- Advisor to Bishops, 2003-2005.
Human Trafficking Convening (CCW and Women Religious), 2004.
Commission on Women-Diocesan Representative, 1990.
Associates of NCCW, Inc.: President, 2009-11.
NCCW Board of Directors, 2009-2011.
FCCW, Province of Miami: Legislative Advocacy Chairman, current. Legislation Chairman, 2003-2007; Mentoring Children Committee, 2001-2002;
Women’s Concerns Co-Chairman, 1999-2001; Women’s Concerns (Environment), 1997-1999; Recording Secretary, 1996-1997.
DCCW (Pensacola-Tallahassee): Diocesan Vice
President, 2012-2014; Past President, 2005-2011; Diocesan President, 2002-2004;
Annual Convention Co-Chairman, 1999-00
First Vice President, 1994-1996; Treasurer, 1990-1992; 1988-1990: Corresponding Secretary, 1988-1990.
Other Experience and Education. Last Employment: Director for Social Concerns/Respect Life, Florida Catholic Conference/Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2002-2013. Represented the Conference on issues of human life, dignity and social justice before the legislative and executive branches of government as well as public and private sector organizations. Volunteer: Florida Pregnancy Care Network-Board of Directors for statewide network of 50+ crisis pregnancy centers receiving state funding to assist women and their children. Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Council, 2006-2014. Florida Community Loan Fund Board of Directors, 2008-2010. Child Abuse Prevention and Permanency Council, 2007-2010. State of Florida Commission on Marriage and Family Support Initiatives, 2003-2006.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree, Florida State University, 1971. PHR- certified professional in human resource management.