Sister M. Anselma Belonga, FSGM
A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Sister M. Anselma spent her childhood on the ski slopes of the Upper Peninsula, camping in the northern woods and enjoying the excitement of Green Bay Packers home games at Lambeau Field. She is youngest of seven children and entered the religious congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in 1997. During her years of years of apostolic work, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville and an MBA from St. Louis University, using them as she served in human resources and hospital administration in the OSF Healthcare system.
In January 2020, Sister M. Anselma came to serve as Administrator here at the Mother of Good Counsel Home after having become familiar with the Home as one of its Board members. Using her education and experiences in healthcare, she is passionate about building a team focused on living the Sisters’ Mission and creating a true “Home” for each of our residents where they are loved, nurtured, and can live the mature years of their life with great joy and freedom of spirit.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Voss, FSGM, RN
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An “Air Force brat,” Sister Mary Elizabeth Voss spent her early years moving from base to base with her family. In 1996, Sister Mary Elizabeth found a permanent home when she entered the community of Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in Alton, Ill. She spent four years at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She began her healthcare ministry as a nurse on the medical-surgical floor at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton, Ill. Sister Mary Elizabeth arrived at Mother of Good Counsel Home in 2008 as a nurse, and became Director of Nursing in 2010. A well-deserved recipient of St. Louis Magazine’s 2013 Excellence in Nursing Award, Sister Mary Elizabeth is a passionate advocate and unrelenting champion for the respect of life at all stages. Her tireless efforts on behalf of the residents and her staff ensure a home truly worthy of God’s blessing.
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After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at University of Missouri-Columbia and Master’s degree in Business Administration at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Keith Vollmer spent the next 28 years working as a construction accountant in the private sector. In 2012, he sought work that he would find more intrinsically rewarding and spiritually satisfying. He was led to Mother of Good Counsel Home, where his grandmother lived in the 1960s, his aunt in the 1980s, and his father in the late 1990s until his death in 2000. His mother also was a quilter here for decades. After tackling the finances every day, Keith helps paint rooms, trim trees and plant flowers. He is a “handy” and generous man who embodies the Home’s mission of joyful service in all things.
Victor “Tim” Franks
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Tim came to us from work in other senior properties and facilities. He is a certified manager of maintenance, a certified pool operator and holds EPA and HVAC certification. Here at the Home, he manages the facility and grounds. He and his team oversee and maintain all of the day-to-day operations. They can be found doing everything from hanging pictures to creating an isolation unit – and fulfilling this service with kindness, courtesy and diligence. Tim enjoys all things outdoors. His hobbies contribute to his skill in maintaining properties. Tim is devoted to his family, having three daughters and seven grandchildren.
Ella Jordan, LPN
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A proud alumna of Parkway South High School and devoted Patriot fan, Ella Wayne is equally proud of her 11 years in elder care. After furthering her education at Florissant Valley Community College and University of Missouri-St. Louis, Ella completed her studies, earning her Practical Nursing license at Applied Technology Services in South St. Louis County. She then put her tremendous knowledge, nursing experience and genuine love of the aging to use with a steady climb in duties and accomplishments. Since 2008, Ella has been at Mother of Good Counsel Home, beginning as a Floor Supervisor and now as Assistant Director of Nursing. Her devout faith and Christian witness are put into action every day. Ella, in turn, considers it a blessing and a privilege to work for those placed in her care.
Sister M. Juliana, FSGM
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One of 12 children from Texas, Sr. M. Juliana’s reversion to the Catholic faith led her to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in 1997. She was transferred to MOGCH in 2008 were she began as a CNA. After receiving her Associates Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, she assumed the role of Activity Supervisor where, alongside her Activities team, she enjoys creating resident experiences that engage heart, mind, body, and soul! To know they are loved is her goal. Her own encounter with God’s mercy and healing in her life is her driving force and source of passion for sharing God’s unconditional love with those who feel unworthy and broken in spirit.
Food and Nutrition Supervisor email@example.com
Lucinda is a seasoned Food and Beverage professional, who started her professional career in 1982. She is compassionate, detail-oriented and motivated in educating and counseling diverse groups about nutrition, health and wellness. In her past employment she has been Employee of the Month several times, two-time Manager of the Quarter, and has assisted in training staff at other venues on customer service and how to deliver world class service.
Outreach Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Marsha Heine worked 11 years for a non-profit agency and 10 years in the corporate world before discovering deep satisfaction and fulfillment in the earliest days of volunteering at the Home when her mother was a resident. After earning her MBA, Marsha realized that working with people was of far greater value to her than analyzing spreadsheets. The bond with the Home remained even after her mother’s death, and eventually a position for which she was uniquely suited became available. Currently, Marsha handles marketing and fund raising for the Home. Her positive attitude and sympathetic ear blend well with her organizational skills and business knowledge to deliver effective services combining compassion and efficiency.
Sister M. Clarita, FSGM
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Sister M. Clarita has been at Mother of Good Counsel Home several times throughout her years as a member of the religious community of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. Today, she serves as Finance Assistant in the Home’s Accounting Department, providing invaluable assistance and bringing her keen sense of order to the financial operations of the Home. When she is not working with numbers, Sister M. Clarita enjoys putting her talent as a cook to good use. Her vast experience in the kitchen includes six years at the Motherhouse in Alton, Illinois; three years as Vatican Embassy-Cook in Washington, D.C.; and six years as cook for Cardinal Justin Rigali and Cardinal Raymond Burke during their service as Archbishop of St. Louis.
Sister M. Bernard, FSGM
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A native St. Louisan, Sister M. Bernard entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in 1964. She spent the next 40 years away from her hometown, working in elementary education for 34 years. She returned to St. Louis and Mother of Good Counsel Home in 2010, and in 2013, began working with Hospice residents and their families. Today, Sister M. Bernard serves in Pastoral Care, assisting residents and staff in a variety of ways. Her spiritual advice and support helps each of us fully live our Catholic faith. Sister M. Bernard visits with the residents daily. She says with profound reverence: “There are so many opportunities to assist our residents in their journey with Our Lord. In turn, I too experience a growth in my relationship with Our Lord through the residents. We receive mutual blessings.”