Leadership Team

Sister Patricia Tavis, Sister Patrice Werner, Sister Elsie Bernauer and Sister Eileen IvoryMeet the Leadership Team (Council) of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell: (left to right) Patricia Tavis, OP – Councilor,  Sister Patrice Werner, OP – Prioress,  Sister Elsie Bernauer, OP – Vicaress,  Sisters Eileen Ivory, OP – Councilor

Sister Patrice Werner, O.P.,holds a Ph.D. in French from New York University. She assumes the position of Prioress as an experienced executive, having served in administration at Caldwell College (now Caldwell University) for thirty-three years, as President for fifteen of those years.

Sister Elsie Bernauer, O.P., Vicaress holds degrees in Religious Studies and Culture and Spirituality. Her résumé includes educational and pastoral ministries from San Francisco to the Bahamas.

Sister Eileen Ivory, O.P., with an M.A. in Religious Studies from Villanova University, has served for fourteen years as Associate for Pastoral Care in Saint Aloysius Parish in Jackson, New Jersey and has served in varied positions on the Congregation’s Formation Team.

Sister Patricia Tavis, O.P., once Principal of Lacordaire Academy, Upper Montclair and Aquinas Academy, Livingston, has a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University and most recently served as Director of Caldwell Dominican Sponsored Institutions.

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