In 2009, the Felician Sisters of North America made the bold choice to unite their eight provinces into Our Lady of Hope Province allowing for a more strategic use of resources and service to others. The new province was placed under the leadership of one provincial minister and a provincial council. All sisters who agree to serve, sacrifice their time and their own ministry work to serve as leaders for the greater good of the province as it constantly evolves and our ministries expand to meet the needs of the time.
The provincial minister and council operate as an executive leadership team that oversees Felician Sisters and their diverse ministries across the United States, Canada and Haiti.
As a team, the provincial council takes responsibility for leading the province. By their service, they guide the whole community toward the kingdom of God — providing structure and direction, preserving unity, promoting core values and assuring ongoing commitment to the mission of the Felician Sisters of North America.
Since the formation of Our Lady of Hope Province in 2009, the Felician Sisters gather every six years in a “Chapter of Elections” to elect new leadership, consisting of a provincial minister and five councilors who advise and assist the minister on issues relevant to the entire congregation.
2021 – 2027
Sr. Judith Marie Kubicki
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Sr. Judith Kubicki holds a BA in music from Daemen College and an MA in English from Canisius College, as well as an MA in liturgical music and a PhD in liturgical studies from Catholic University of America.
Before her election as provincial minister in 2021, Sr. Judith was an associate professor in the Department of Theology at Fordham University for 19 years and academic dean at Christ the King Seminary for four years. She is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Societas Liturgica, Universa Laus and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
As provincial minister for the Felician Sisters of North America, Sr. Judith is responsible for the spiritual life of the congregation.
Sr. Janet Marie Adamczyk
Provincial Vicar and 1st Councilor
Originally from the former Livonia province, and a member of the provincial council since 2015, Sr. Janet Adamczyk holds both a BS in biology and chemistry and an MBA from Madonna University.
Before serving on provincial council, Sr. Janet spent 42 years ministering at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI as a medical technologist; assistant director of purchasing; director of supply chain; and vice president of mission integration, supply chain, and ancillary departments. She has served on the board for Madonna University and on the board of directors for Marywood Nursing Care Center.
As first councilor on the provincial administration, Sr. Janet is responsible for ministry and serves as the liaison to Felician Services, Inc.
Sr. Suzanne Marie Kush
A native of western New York, Sr. Suzanne Kush has served on the provincial council since 2015. She has an AA from Villa Maria College, a BA in history from Canisius College, and three MA degrees: one in religious studies from Aquinas College, one in history from SUNY Buffalo and one in Franciscan studies from St. Bonaventure University.
Before her terms on provincial council, Sr. Suzanne served on the faculty and board of trustees at Villa Maria College, Felician University and at St. Bonaventure University where she directed the Franciscan Center for Social Concern. She is president of the Franciscan Federation.
Sr. Suzanne is responsible for formation and new membership, as well as Volunteers in Mission and Felician Associates.
Sr. Mary Rosita Brennan
A member of provincial council since 2015, Sr. Rosita Brennan holds an associate degree in nursing from Felician University and a BS in nursing (cum laude) from Gwynedd Mercy College. She has three master’s degrees: one in theology and one in nursing administration from Villanova University and one in health administration from St. Joseph’s University. She has a PhD in nursing from Catholic University of America.
A registered nurse in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Sr. Rosita was professor, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Felician University; general councilor for the Felician Sisters in Rome, Italy; and vice president for clinical services for the North Philadelphia Health System.
Sr. Rosita serves as the provincial secretary and is responsible for provincial government.
Sr. Mary Sharon Iacobucci
Sr. Sharon Iacobucci is from Coraopolis, PA, and a graduate of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School. She has a BA in English from LaRoche University and an MA in formative spirituality from Duquesne University. She also holds certifications in bereavement, social ministry, and advanced catechesis.
A member of the National Conference of Vicars for Religious (NCVR), Sr. Sharon spent 15 years in education and 10 years as a director of religious education. She serves on the boards of Sisters’ Place in Pittsburgh, PA and on the seminary advisory and admission boards for the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
On provincial council, Sr. Sharon is responsible for community life and serves as liaison to the Justice and Peace Coordinator and the Sustainability Coordinator.
Sr. Nancy Marie Piecewicz
Originally from Massachusetts, Sr. Nancy Piecewicz served as an insurance advocate for the Felician Sisters before being elected to council. She has a BA in psychology from Regis College, a BS in nursing from Elms College, and an MS in nursing from the University of Connecticut.
In Enfield, CT, Sr. Nancy served on the board for Felician Adult Day Center and Felician Senior Services. She also served on the board for St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, ME and directed Our Lady of Angels Care Center in Enfield, CT.
Sr. Nancy is the provincial liaison for the health care coordinator.