Our Mission

The SSJ Neighborhood Network, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, provides leadership, advocates for local residents, and partners with the broader community to develop opportunities for both personal growth and neighborhood revitalization.

Staff

Heather May Caspar  – Executive Director

Kyle Blackmer

Colleen Burbules

Lora Caldwell

Margarita Dangel

Gretchen Gallagher Durney, SSJA

Darla Foradora

Sister Phyllis Hilbert, SSJ

Cathy McGinnis

JoAnne Sprickman, SSJA

SSJNN has grown considerably in the past 20 years. Everything from the staff, volunteers, programs and neighborhoods we serve have grown to meet the ever-expanding need.

Board of Directors

Officers

Phil Temple, Chairperson
Brian Hennessy, Vice Chair
Sr. Catherine Manning, SSJ, Secretary
Julie Pelkowski, Treasurer

Ex-Officio Members

Sr. Phyllis McCracken (SSJNWPA Member)
Pete Austin (Immediate Past Chair)
Heather Caspar (Director, SSJNN)

Directors

Niken Astari
Bob Guthrie
Lori Hetrick
Cass Shimek
Brian Sivillo
Sr. Ann Stephanie Stano, SSJ
Sr. Marianne Stuckert, SSJ
Patrice Swick
Julie Wilson

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SSJ Neighborhood Network
425 West 18th Street, Erie, PA 16502 (Admin)
436 East 26th Street, Erie PA 16504

814-454-7814

“Revitalizing a neighborhood. Empowering its people.”

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