Benedictine Appoints Three New Senior VPs in June

This month, Benedictine will appoint three new senior vice presidents into key roles within the organization. Sister Joan Marie Stelman has been appointed senior vice president for mission integration; Laura Campbell has been appointed as senior vice president for people development; and Gift Matemba-Mutasa will join Benedictine as senior vice president for marketing.

Sister Joan Marie Stelman, OSB, Senior Vice President for Mission Integration
Sister Joan Marie will provide leadership for organization-wide mission integration and realizing the vision of Benedictine's sponsors.   

Sister Joan Marie joins Benedictine with extensive mission integration experience.

Prior to her appointment at Benedictine, Sister Joan Marie served as mission integration director for the east region of Essentia Health since 2014. She has served on many governing boards for local and regional non-profit organizations, including the Benedictine Board of Directors from 2013-2019. She has served as a director for the Benedictine Sisters Benevolent Association Board and as a member of the Monastery Council. From 2011-2014, Sister Joan Marie was assistant director for alumni relations at the College of St. Scholastica.

Sister Joan Marie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Toronto (Canada) for her Master of Arts degree and Doctor of Philosophy (ABD).

Laura Campbell, Senior Vice President for People Development
As senior vice president for people development, Laura will oversee the development of associates and the structures, processes and practices that directly relate to their work. 

Campbell joined Benedictine as director of organizational learning in 2016. Before joining Benedictine, Campbell served in various positions with Allina Health, focused on systems learning and training. Additionally, she has human resources and training experience with a variety of national and international companies such as Anderson Windows, Toro Company and St. Paul Pioneer Press. Campbell has a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Gift Matemba-Mutasa, Senior Vice President for Marketing
Matemba-Mutasa will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for marketing across the organization.

Most recently, Matemba-Mutasa served as senior marketing and sales director at Be the Match-National Marrow donor Program in Minneapolis. He also has extensive industrial product line strategy and marketing experience with several Minnesota-based companies, including Pentair, Honeywell and 3M. Matemba-Mutasa has a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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