Our Staff


Margaret J. Kelly, Daughters of Charity

Executive Director

Margaret John Kelly, DC, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, is the Executive Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society. Sister Margaret lectures and publishes in the area of governance and ethics, and held faculty and administrative positions at St. Joseph College, Labouré College and St. John's University. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, and is presently an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Social Development and World Peace. Sister holds a Ph.D. from St. John's University.

A native of Strafford, Pennsylvania, Sister earned her undergraduate degree at St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in English at St. John’s University. She has held faculty and administrative positions at St. Joseph College, Laboure College, and St. John’s University where she currently serves as Executive Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society. Sister Margaret John has held leadership positions in her community, the Daughters of Charity, and in several professional organizations. She also serves on the boards of several service organizations.


Mary Ann Dantuono, J.D.

Associate Director

Mary Ann Dantuono is the Associate Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John's University. Prior to joining the Vincentian Center, Ms. Dantuono served the R.C. Diocese of Rockville Centre as the Director of Public Policy and Legal Affairs for Catholic Charities. An expert on women's issues for the Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, she is also a member of the Social Policy Committee of Catholic Charities USA, and on the boards of several human service organizations. Mrs. Dantuono earned a Juris Doctor at St. John's University School of Law.
MARY ANN DANTUONO, J.D., earned her undergraduate degree in Communications at Fordham University and her J.D. degree at St. John’s University School of Law. Mary Ann is the Associate Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s and is an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Legal Studies Program. She previously served the Diocese of Rockville Centre as the Director of Public Policy and Legal Affairs for Catholic Charities.


Natalie Boone

Volunteer

Food for Thought

Catholic universities will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community but it also finds application beyond it.

Pope John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (40)