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Influential / Sister Mary Thaddeus Markelewicz: Sister Superstar

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| Saturday, November 29, 2014 9:00 p.m.

Who: Sister Mary Thaddeus Markelewicz CSSF

Residence: New Brighton, Beaver County

Occupation: President and CEO of the McGuire Memorial Home in New Brighton

Influential because: Markelewicz heads an organization committed to providing comprehensive services to people with mental and physical disabilities that may include complex medical conditions, as well as providing support services to their families and caregivers. Founded in 1962, McGuire Memorial is a co-sponsored ministry of the Felician Sisters of North America, Our Lady of Hope Province and the Diocese of Pittsburgh; it assists some 300 individuals daily from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer and Washington counties.

Influential in faith: Markelewicz has been a member of the Felician Sisters for more than four decades.

Influential education: Markelewicz received a bachelor’s degree in education from LaRoche College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University and a master’s degree in hospital administration from St. Louis University.

Influential experience: Before assuming her current position in 1990, Markelewicz was an elementary school teacher in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, a hospital administrator in Florida and the assistant administrator at the St. Ann Home in Greensburg.

Influential on a chopper: Markelewicz has ridden alongside participants in the Concerned Bikers 4 McGuire Poker Run, an annual motorcycle ride held to benefit McGuire Memorial.

Influential and honored: Markelewicz was named the Upper Beaver Valley Jaycees’ Outstanding Woman of the Year in 1996, won ACHIEVA’s Sattler Humanitarian Award in 2003 and won the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh Big MAC (Most Assists to Children) Award in 2004.

Influential in the community: Markelewicz has served on the board of directors of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Coraopolis, the Rotary Club of Beaver, the St. Ann Home and Century National Bank.

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