Sister Jane Iannucelli, SC, was re-elected to a second four-year term as President at Assembly 2015. She served as Director of Sponsorship Services for four years prior to being elected in 2011. Earlier leadership roles included service as Assistant to the President (2003–2007), Regional Coordinator (1999–2003), Social Concerns Coordinator (1984–88), and Director of the Formation Team and Novice Director (1976–81).
In addition, Sister was vice chair of the board of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and was acting CEO of St. Vincent’s Hospital Midtown (formerly St. Clare’s) until it closed in 2007. She also was Senior VP of Mission at the Sisters of Charity Health Care System on Staten Island for three years, and was on staff at The New York Foundling for eight years. In 1982, Sister Jane was one of the co-founders of Part of the Solution (POTS), the central Bronx soup kitchen/multi-service organization.
Sister Jane’s first ministry was in education. In the Bronx, she taught at St. Barnabas (1960–66) and was dean of students at Cardinal Spellman (1971–73). On Staten Island, she was a teacher, then dean of students at St. Joseph by-the-Sea (1966–70). In Dobbs Ferry, Sister Jane was dean of students at Our Lady of Victory (1973–75). In Rye, she taught at Resurrection Academy (1970–71).
Sister Jane holds a BA in Mathematics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an M.Ed. in Administration from Fairfield University. She also has 59 graduate credits in Physics from St. Louis University.
Her dedication and contributions were recognized by Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers several times over the years. In 2001, the Pax Christi Hospice program bestowed its “Spirit of Life” award on Sister Jane for her understanding and support of the hospice approach to care and treatment for the terminally ill. In 2009, Sister Jane received the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award at the Manhattan hospital’s annual Angelus Award Gala.
Sister Jane entered the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1957; her religious name was Sr. Jane Dolores. She is a graduate of Bishop McDonnell High School, Brooklyn, and St. Gabriel School, East Elmhurst (Queens).