The staff at SOAR! run the national office in Washington, D.C. while they implement the goals and objectives of the board on a day-to-day basis.

Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM
President | Email

Sister Kathleen has served as President of SOAR! since 2010. Prior to this, she served for 11 years as the director of development of her own congregation, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Read more.


soar_staff_egmakowskiElizabeth Góral-Makowski
Director of Development | Email

Elizabeth joined the SOAR! office in September 2013 after five years co-leading the advancement office for the Redemptorist Fathers of the Baltimore Province. Read more.


eleanor-la-pradeEleanor La Prade
Communications Coordinator | Email

As the communications coordinator for SOAR!, Eleanor is responsible the development and implementation of SOAR!’s communications strategy. Read more.


Taron Lyons
Donor Database Coordinator |  Email

Taron maintains all aspects of the donor database at SOAR! Read more.



Annika Paquette
Community Relations and Events Coordinator | Email

Annika is responsible for all aspects of planning, coordination and executing the fundraising events at SOAR!, including the annual awards galas. Read more.


Sister Joan Rychalsky, IHM
Development Associate | Email

Sister Joan works with the director of development on donor engagement. Read more.



Claudia Preza-Marin
Regional Representative | Email

Claudia is the regional representative for the West Coast. Read more.



sister-peggy-scarano-1-copySister Peggy Scarano, OP
Regional Representative | Email

Sister Peggy is the regional representative for the East Coast. Read more. 



Kristen Wise

Executive Assistant | Email

Kristen provides the national office with administrative support and organizes the grants SOAR! awards to congregations of religious Sisters, Brothers, and Priests. Read more.

loughneycarol-249x300Sister Carol Loughney, IHM
Donor Relations Assistant