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The Governing Board representing the members of the Solidarity with South Sudan project, meet regularly in Rome,  to provide the direction for the project on behalf of the Religious Congregations and the South Sudan Bishops. Members are elected for three-year terms. The Board regularly reviews the strategic plan for the Solidarity mission in South Sudan, puts appropriate policies and protocols in place, appoints qualified persons to the senior management positions, and initiates fundraising for the project. The General Assembly  meets once a year in Rome, and is the  competent authority for the approval of the annual budget and all expenditure, ensuring full accountability back to donors, of the Strategic Plan, and has the power of decision on the legal bodies of the project in different countries,  official documentation, and membership.

Solidarity with South Sudan

Fr. Paul Smyth CMF – President
Claretian Missionaries

Sr. Danielle Julien MFIC – Vice President
Missionary Franciscan Sisters

Br. Bill Firman FSC – Executive Director co-opted
Brothers of the Christian Schools – De La Salle Brothers

Sr. Yudith Pereira Rico RJM – Associate Executive Director co-opted
Religious of Jesus and Mary

Br. Anthony Baaladong MAfr
Missionaries of Africa

Br. Pierre Ouattara FSC
Brothers of the Christian Schools – De La Salle Brothers

Sr. Lucy Wambui Wainaina RNDM
Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions

Fr. Ken Thesing MM
Maryknoll Missioners

Mr. Paul Fenney

Sr. Ieda Maria Tomazini CSJ
Congregation of St. Joseph

Sr. Katherine O’Flynn FCJ
Faithful Companions of Jesus

Sr. Cecilia Nya SHCJ
Society of the Holy Child Jesus

H.L. Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe (Bishop of Yei Diocese) ex officio

Representative of the Sudan Bishops Conference