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Catherine Marie Manning

Catherine Marie Manning, American health care administrator. Joined Sisters of St. Joseph, Roman Catholic Church, l956. Recipient Distinguished Citizen award Boy Scouts American, 1997.


  • Manning, Catherine Marie was born on November 10, 1938 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of James Joseph and Mary Magdalen (Chohrach) Manning.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Villa Maria College, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1966. Master of Education, Gannon University, Erie, 1971. Master of Arts in Theology, Boston College, 1981.


    • Teacher Erie Diocesan School Systems, Erie, 1956-1966. Piano instructor Villa Maria Conservatory, 1957-1958. Principal Erie Diocesan School Systems, 1966-1973.

      Director admissions Villa Maria College, Erie, 1973-1976. Medical social service caseworker St. Vincent Health Center, 1976-1979. Sociology and psychology instructor Marian Court Business College, Swampscott, Massachusetts, 1981-1982.

      Academy dean Marymount International School, Rome, Italy, 1982-1985. Vice president St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, 1985-1991, president, 1991-1996. President, Chief Executive Officer St. Vincent Health Systems, since 1996.

      Trustee St. Mary's Home of Erie, 1985-1995. Board directors Catholic Charities of Erie Diocese, 1991, St. Vincent Health Center. Member board visitors Behrend School Business, Pennsylvania State University.

    Major achievements

    • Joined Sisters of St. Joseph, Roman Catholic Church, l956.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors United Way of Erie County, since 1994, chair campaign, 1998. Member American Association of University Women, American College Healthcare Executives, Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (chairperson board directors 1998, president 1998), Major Catholic Health Alliance (secretary-treasurer 1998), Erie Art Museum, Pax Christi United States of America.



    Walking, hiking, skiing, music, arts, travel.


    • father: James Joseph Manning
    • mother: Mary Magdalen (Chohrach) Manning
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    Born November 10, 1938