Meet Our Staff
Sister Bridget Dickason, Director
In 1986 when Sister Bridget joined the Benedictine Sisters, she came to them with a degree in Education and English so naturally, her talents seemed best suited for teaching in the area high schools. When the need for a principal arose at Mount St. Scholastica Academy, she returned to school to obtain a Master's in School Administration, serving as principal for six years through the merger with Maur Hill. In the summer of 2010, she found a new calling as Associate Director of Keeler Women's Center. In June 2012, she completed her certification as a spiritual director through the Souljourners program at Sophia Center.
Suzanne Fitzmaurice, OSB
Sr. Suzanne Fitzmaurice was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She graduated with a dual degree in Ministry and Elementary Education from Creighton University. After graduation, she moved to Houston, TX as an Area Director with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She then moved into full-time ministry as a Director of Youth Ministry for the next six years. In 1998, she entered the Benedictine Sisters and began teaching theology at Notre Dame High School. Sr. Suzanne returned to school at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkley and obtained her Masters in Pastoral Ministries. She returned to teaching theology at Cristo Rey High School and in 2018 was asked by the community to join the staff at Keeler Women’s Center.
Brenda Mortell, Associate Director
Brenda Mortell previously was the family services director at Heartland Habitat for nine years. In that post, she oversaw the home-buyer purchase, education and financial literacy processes. She also was a community organizer and community safety initiative coordinator at Community Housing of Wyandotte County was the Kansas City, Kan., study circles program coordinator for United Way of Wyandotte County and was a project coordinator for the Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce. A second-generation immigrant and a long-time resident of Kansas City, Kan., Mortell graduated from F.L. Schlagle High School and Donnelly College and attended Rockhurst University. She has served on the Keeler advisory board for two years and teaches the monthly Common Cents classes at the center.
Rachel Willoughby Greene
Rachel Willoughby Greene is a licensed counselor in both Kansas and Missouri. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Benedictine College and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. In 2018 she also completed her certification as a spiritual director through the Souljourners program at the Sophia Center. Rachel spent several years working in parish ministry prior to moving into the counseling field full-time 2016. She has worked in a variety of settings and continues to do counseling in private practice and non-profit settings. Rachel is passionate about offering counseling as a ministry and service in a non-profit setting. She is grateful to have joined the Keeler team part-time as a counselor.
Gabe Rickard, intern, Mondays, and Tuesdays