Sister Madeleine is a national and international trainer and consultant. She has a BS degree in Education from Duquesne University and an MA in Child Development and Child Care from the University of Pittsburgh where she received the Special Department Alumni Award in 2008. Sister is a member of the religious congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and is currently their Mother Superior.
Sister Madeleine has been a dedicated advocate working for children and families for over 40 years. Her experience as a teacher, child and youth care practitioner, Director of Residential Services at Holy Family Institute in Pittsburgh, Founder and Director of the Parmadale Institute in Parma Ohio, and Director of Training at Holy Family Institute has given her a culturally rich and diverse background in working with mentally challenged youth. Training is her passion.
She is a member of the following boards: Academy of Child and Youth Care Professionals (President); Association for Child and Youth Care Practice; Child and Youth Care Certification Board; National Staff Development and Training Association; and Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals.
She has presented at numerous conferences and done training in many states in the US and internationally in Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Philippines, South Africa, Newfoundland and Canada. Her new skills as a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer came after winning a two-year scholarship to attend the training. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge, skills and techniques with you as a trainer of the CYC: Foundations Course. She also loves sports and photography.