Board of Directors

The Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ Board of Directors provides governance, oversight and strategic direction.  Its members include Franciscan Sisters of Allegany as well as lay persons with diverse backgrounds and experience from the counties and communities we serve.  Directors serve three-year terms, without compensation and meet at least quarterly.

AFM Board - Emery Ivery

Emery Ivery
President, Tampa Bay Area
United Way Suncoast
Tampa, FL

AFM Board - Katrina Wright

Katrina Wright
Vice Chair
VP, Community Development & Outreach
Miami, FL

Cindy Matthews, OSF
Parish Minister
Holy Cross Church
Springfield, MA


Nancy Chiarello, OSF
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
Staten Island, NY

Debbie Coakley

Debbie Coakley
Retired Healthcare Executive
St. Petersburg, FL

board member -Russell Correra

Russell Correa
Vice President Client Services
CCA, Inc.
Miami, FL


Joan Dawson, OSF
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
Tampa, FL

Mary Ann Dillon, RSM
Executive Vice-President Mission Integration
Trinity Health

Mary Ann Cruz

Mary Ann Cruz
CRA Officer, Amerant Bank
Miami, FL


Peter Gorski, MD, MPA
Professor, Humanities, Health & Society, FIU
Professor of Public Health, UM
Miami, FL

Arlease Hall

Arlease Hall
Former Community Relations Director/ Public Information Officer 
Fort Pierce, FL


Jeanne Williams, OSF
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
Tampa, FL


Eileen Coogan
President & CEO
Allegany Franciscan Ministries


Margaret Mary Kimmins, OSF
Special Advisor to the Board
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
Allegany, NY