Born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, Sister Rose Kershbaumer entered our Community after graduating from Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia. She was certified as a nurse-midwife at Catholic Maternity Institute in Santa Fe, then served as a nurse and administrator at our hospitals in Berekum and Techiman, Ghana. Sister Rose received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania (U of P) and a Master’s Degree in Education and a Doctorate from Columbia University. Her passion for nurse-midwifery has led to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kenya and Malawi; the Peace Corps; the Rockefeller Foundation; and U of P’s WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. She also has served on our North American Leadership Team.