Meet the Staff of AIM USA
Sister Stephanie Schmidt, OSB
Executive Director, AIM USA
Sister Stephanie Schmidt, a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, accepted the position of Executive Director of the AIM USA Secretariat in 2010. She succeeded Sister Susan Doubet,OSB, who served in that position for eight years.
Sister Stephanie , a native of Philadelphia, taught theology in secondary schools for 17 years. For the past 13 years she was the director of House of Healing, a residential program for women and children in Erie. Sister Stephanie's international experience includes a summer in the missions of Guatemala, summer conferences in Paris, and a semester of study at the Gregorian University in Rome.
Sister Therese Glass, OSB
In August 2011 Sister Thereses Glass,OSB, became a member of the AIM USA staff. For 30 years she had taught In elementary education in parochial and public schools. She also worked at Saint Benedict Education Center as an instructor and intake coordinator with a program for refugees. As part of AIM USA's Women's Commission for Africa she travelled to Tanzania with Sister Marian Wehler where they initiated an English program for African sisters. In 2010 Sister Therese also travelled to Honduras where she visited many health and educational programs for children and adults. These international opportunities have enriched the life of Sister Therese who hopes to incorporate these experiences into her ministry at AIM USA. Therese is responsible for the Propagation of the Faith Missionary Appeal program.
Sheila McLaughlin, Oblate OSB
Sheila McLaughlin, an oblate with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, oversees AIM USA's Mass stipend distribution and is responsible for all data entry and financial record keeping. As an oblate, she especially enjoys the contact with monasteries throughout the world. Sheila has been a member of the AIM staff since 2005.