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Holy Cross Health Welcomes New Mission Leader

Mary Carter Waren Mary Carter Waren

Fort Lauderdale, Florida  – Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale has named Mary Carter Waren, D.Min. as the new Mission Leader responsible for the non-profit hospital’s Mission Integration Essential Services (Ethics, Formation, Mission Leadership, Spiritual Care, and Well-Being of the Ministry Community) and for Mission Integration Fort Lauderdale Community of Service.

In her new role, Carter Waren will also serve as a member of the Holy Cross executive leadership team, collaborate with Sr. Xiomara Mendez-Hernandez, interim manager of spiritual care, and lead the Fort Lauderdale Community of Service Coordinating Council.

“Mary has had a long relationship with the Holy Cross ministry and our Legacy Program,” said Mark Doyle, president and CEO of Holy Cross Health. “She lives the mission and vision of Holy Cross with compassion and commitment, and we are blessed to have her serving as Mission Leader.”

The Holy Cross Health Legacy Program is dedicated to nurturing the spirituality of associates as well as educating and informing them of what it means to be part of a Catholic healthcare ministry. Carter Waren also was instrumental with Sr. Rita Levasseur, RSM in the establishment of the Legacy Program as a component of Holy Cross Health’s ministry formation offerings.

Carter Waren earned a bachelor’s degree in music and vocal performance from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a master’s degree in pastoral ministries at St. Thomas University and a doctorate in ministry at Barry University. She was founding director of the Center for Peace and Justice at St. Thomas University, serving on the faculty and working there for more than 25 years. Carter Waren also was an adjunct faculty member at University of Dallas, Loyola University New Orleans and Loyola University Chicago.

A resident of Cooper City, Carter Waren was most recently assistant director for the Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation with the Atlantic Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

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