Board Member

Sister Mary Scullion

President and Executive Director

Sister Mary Scullion has been involved in service work and advocacy for homeless and mentally ill persons since 1978. In 1989, Sister Mary and Joan Dawson McConnon co-founded Project HOME, a nationally recognized organization that provides supportive housing, employment, education and health care to enable chronically homeless and low-income persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Under their leadership, Project HOME has grown from an emergency winter shelter to 900 units of housing, three social enterprises, the Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Lab which is a catalyst for education and employment; and the Steven Klein Wellness Center.

Sister Mary has received numerous honorary doctorates for her leadership, most recently from Georgetown and the University of Pennsylvania. She was selected by Time Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Influential People in 2009”. In addition, Sister Mary and Joan received the Laetare Medal from Notre Dame University in 2011, the most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.