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Meet Our Staff

Sr. Noel Marie Gabriel
Executive Director

Sr. Noel Marie Gabriel, Executive Director, has been a Felician Sister for over 50 years.  She comes to Maryville with a passion for promoting the spiritual, physical, emotional health and well-being of others. Sr. Noel has focused in her past ministries primarily on the care of elders in a variety of senior living environments. She has served as a registered nurse, in management positions of director of nursing as well as nursing home administrator. She currently ministers to the Felician Sisters of North America as the Director of Clinical Health Services, a position she will retain along with serving as Executive Director at the Maryville Retreat Center.

Deborah Masse

Deborah Masse comes to Maryville with over 20 years of experience in human resources and operational planning. Previously, she served as the senior vice president of human resources & operations at CICOD, Inc. in Ann Arbor, MI. Prior to that, Ms. Masse held the position of director of sales and marketing at the Resorts of Tullymore & St. Ives in Canadian Lakes, MI. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Madonna University, Livonia, MI, a Felician-sponsored ministry.  

Sr. Judith Marie Blizzard

Sr. Judith Marie Blizzard is dedicated to the Maryville ministry of programming and spiritual direction. She will continue serving as the vocation director for the Felician Sisters of North America. In addition to her role as a spiritual director in the Pittsburgh area, she actively participated in evangelization, retreat ministry and parish missions. Sr. Judy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Religious Studies at Felician University, Lodi, NJ and her Masters in Spirituality at Creighton University, Omaha, NE. Throughout her varied career, she has engaged in ministries encompassing education, leadership, vocation ministry, formation, retreat ministry, spiritual direction and served as a mission leader for Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs.

Sr. Jane Mary Gawlik

Sr. Jane Mary Gawlik will continue vocation work building upon her prior role as co-vocation director, where she assisted young women in discerning their call to religious life. Sr. Jane Mary is a native Texan and joined the Felician Sisters immediately after high school. She holds a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Art, a MA in Pastoral Ministry and certificates in Youth Ministry and Spiritual Direction. Recently she successfully completed a program for Initial Formation. Sr. Jane has dedicated her ministry to education in California, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas including service in the public school system.