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Executive Council announces leadership transition

The Sisters of Providence Executive Council announced the February 15, 2017 appointment of Sister Senga Fulton as a SP Councilor on March 2 to fill the unexpired term of SP Councilor Ann Horgan and her related Councilor positions.

These include service as the Congregation’s secretary general and treasurer, and on the Boards of Sisters of Providence, Inc.; the Sisters of Providence Ministry Corporation; The Hillside at Providence, Inc.; and the Sisters of Providence Finance and Investment Committee.


Sister AnnSister Ann was in her fourth term as a SP Councilor when she tendered her resignation due to health issues.

Commenting on her service President Sister Kathleen Popko said, “Sister Ann served on the SP Executive Council from 1997 to 2005 and again from 2009 until 2017. We are grateful for her fidelity and commitment to her responsibilities, both on the Council and to the Community. While a Council member, Sister Ann engaged in full-time ministry at Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center. She is now volunteering in the Mercy LIFE (PACE) program.”

Sister SengaNew Councilor Sister Senga is a licensed clinical social worker. In 1996 she cofounded Annie’s House in Springfield as a transitional, congregate living program for single, homeless women living on low or fixed incomes. Initially under the umbrella of the Massachusetts Career Development Institute, Annie’s House, now a program of the Mental Health Association, Springfield, offers permanent housing program for single, homeless women.

Prior she ministered in various social worker capacities first for Open Pantry Community Services, Inc., where she established the Open Door social services program for homeless individuals, and then established and directed the former Queen of Peace Centennial House in Greenfield. That ministry offered a permanent living program for single women living on low and/or fixed incomes.

Since retiring from her 20-year position as director of the Annie’s House program, Sister Senga has been serving as a Community liaison to Sisters living at Mary’s Meadow and Providence Place and is involved in special projects.

She is a member of the Providence Ministries for the Needy Board, Holyoke, and in 2015 was awarded the Robert J. Van Wart Manager Award. The award recognized Sister Senga as a leader in a nonprofit or public service organization who consistently demonstrated leadership skills which helped her agency actualize its mission and improve the lives of those it served.


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