Sr. Mary Alice Synkewecz, R.S.M., is a member of the Sisters of Mercy, Northeast Community, living in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the director of the Collaborative Center for Justice, Inc. The Center is sponsored by six Religious Congregations of Women in Connecticut. Sister Mary Alice’s prior ministries included Community Leadership of the Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut, pastoral ministry in Connecticut and Honduras, and elementary school teacher. She is also a member of the board of directors of Center of Concern.