New leadership in Omaha installed for the Notre Dame Sisters

After completing extended terms on the leadership team, Srs. Margaret Hickey, Joy Connealy, and Rita Ostry are moving on.

We are thrilled to announce that Sr. Rita Ostry will be our new Provincial President, as of August. She is joined by Srs. Mary Kay Meagher and Mary Ann Zimmer to lead the NDS Omaha Province.

Sr. Margaret Hickey will also be retiring in July, after she passes the baton to Sr. Rita. Margaret Hickey served as the Notre Dame Sisters Provincial President for an impressive three times — 1977-1983, 1998-2005, and currently from 2013-22.

Last June, Sister Mary Ann Zimmer, PhD, retired from teaching at Marywood University in Scranton, PA where she had taught for 14 years.

Sr. Mary Kay Meagher served as a nurse practitioner for more than 40 years, serving mostly immigrant and low income peoples. She continues social justice work in Omaha, throughout Nebraska, and specifically with refugees and immigrants.