3345 Michelson Drive, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92612 949.381.4000

Sponsorship: St. Joseph Health Ministry

Sponsors of St. Joseph Health have the responsibility and moral accountability for, support of, influence and public identification with St. Joseph Health as a Catholic health system. The sponsors are the sole corporate member of St. Joseph Health

When St. Joseph Health was created in 1982 the elected leaders of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange exercised the responsibilities of sponsorship. In 2008, the sponsorship transferred to a new, civil and church corporation, St. Joseph Health Ministry, which currently consists of six members.


The members of the St. Joseph Health Ministry are:

Sr. Suzanne Sassus, CSJ

Sr. Suzanne Sassus, CSJ

Sr. Mary Therese Sweeney, CSJ

Sr. Mary Therese Sweeney, CSJ

Sister Marian Schubert, CSJ

Jeff Flocken

Sr. Kit Gray, CSJ

Nick Dolejsi

Ned Dolejsi

Eleanor Brewer

Eleanor Brewer
(Chair)

St. Joseph Health Ministry creates the opportunity for the sisters to enhance their long-standing partnership with the laity by including lay individuals join along with the Sisters in serving as SJH sponsors.