Sr. Janet Kinney, CSJ
Sister Janet is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York. During her ministerial career, she has held management positions within the health and human service sector, to include Bellevue Hospital Center, the Catholic Medical Center, University Hospital at Stony Brook, and the Interfaith Nutrition Network of Long Island.
Most recently Sister Janet completed 22 years with the nonprofit organization, Providence House Inc., a multi-site nonprofit housing organization for women and children who have experienced homelessness or are returning from a period of incarceration. 19 years of her tenure were as Executive Director; as well, she lived ‘in community’ at one of the Providence House locations with the women and children they served.
Sister Janet possesses a Master in Public Administration from New York University and a Master of Arts in Theology from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at St. Michael’s College, Vermont.
In addition, Sister Janet has served on several boards to include secondary educational institutions, a skilled nursing home, and various coalitions that serve those who are homeless or formerly incarcerated. Currently she is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Maria Regina Residence and a member of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy, an all girls high school in a high need community. Sister Janet also has served as Councilor on her Congregation’s Leadership team.
Recent honors include being a recipient of Papal Honors, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross; the Pax Christi Metro New York S. Christine Mulready Peacemaker Award; and honored as an Extraordinary Woman of the Year by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.
Sister Janet has enjoyed participating as a “Nun on the Ferry” and a “Nun on the Bus” with the
Catholic Social Justice Lobby, NETWORK, which advocates for social justice reform in the corridors of government in Washington DC. She is a member of her Congregation’s Justice Committee, whose particular areas of focus have been immigration, climate control and care for the earth.
States Sister Janet:
“ I love the 3 prong emphasis of the Partnership – to develop a global consciousness though education, advocacy and encouraging members’ participation at the United Nations. I look forward to working with all of you, and know that together we can be a voice for those who have suffered from injustice, with our particular emphasis on the 3 Sustainable Development Goals that are the Partnership’s focus: ending poverty in all its forms; gender inequality and the empowerment of women and girls; and climate change action, so as to promote the common good of all.”
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