Franciscan Institute Publications Staff


 Effective Novemberr, 2010, Jill M. Smith has joined Franciscan Institute Publications as its Business Manager. Her business career has been spent with Northwest Savings Bank where she has held multiple positions from personal banker to branch manager.

Jill has been active with Rotary International, McKean County Habitat for Humanity, LaStella Auxiliary, American Cancer Society and the IAPC Festa Committee.

Jill will be the key point of contact for all business matters related to Franciscan Institute Publications including all orders and subscriptions to journals and books.

Jill is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and lives in Bradford, PA.



Daria Mitchell, OSF, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, joined the staff of Franciscan Institute Publications in May, 2003. A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Sister Daria holds a B.A. in English from Marian College, Indianapolis, an M.Ed. in Elementary School Administration from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and an M.A. in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University. Second only to gaining heaven, Sister’s goal in life is to beat her mother in a game of Scrabble.

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