Meet the staff

 
Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean

Guiding Light

Sister Helen is the public face of the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. She spends most of her time giving speaking engagements across the USA and internationally, teaching people about the realities of the death penalty and encouraging people to educate themselves on the issue. When she’s not on the road, she takes time to work on her third book, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.

Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan

Executive Director

Elizabeth keeps a watchful eye on our organizational activities and provides a link between the staff and the Ministry Against the Death Penalty’s board.

Rose Vines

Rose Vines

Communications and Special Projects Director

Rose does a bit of this, a bit of that and a bit of everything else. A writer and geek, she looks after all our technology and websites, develops communications strategies, and works on a variety of special projects.

Sister Margaret Maggio

Sister Margaret Maggio

Administrative Assistant

Sister Margaret handles all the details for Sister Helen’s speaking engagements. If you organize an event, Sister Marg’s is the voice on the end of the phone. She’s been working alongside Sister Helen since the early ’90s and, like Sister Helen, is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph.