Judith Royer, CSJ, PhD

Tel: 310.568.6696

Email: judith.royer@lmu.edu

Judith is the Director for LMU's CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice and Professor of Theatre at LMU where she is producer/director for the Playwrights Center Stage new plays series. She has worked as a producer, director and dramaturg with new play development programs sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Playwrights Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, Southern Repertory Theatre, Theatre Gallery in Los Angeles, of which she was founder and former artistic director, and a series of Oral Histories/Documentary Theatre projects with seniors, cancer survivors, veterans and other community-based groups. Judith is a founding member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE); former chair of that organizations Playwrights Program and its current New Plays Production Coordinator; Past-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's Region VII Playwrights Program; recipient of the 2008 ATHE Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in Higher Education, Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for contributions to new plays and playwrights and the 2012 Milan Stitt Award for her work as a playwriting mentor and teacher.

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MaryAnne Huepper, CSJ, MA

Tel: 310.568.6695

Email: maryann.huepper@lmu.edu  

MaryAnne is the Associate Director at LMU's CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice as well as a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. She has served in the field of education in diverse roles: as an elementary teacher, principal, high school teacher, college administrator, adjunct instructor for Marymount College and the University of San Francisco where she taught classes in Comparative Religion and the History of Christian Thought. MaryAnne served the Diocese of Orange as an instructor in the areas of morality, spirituality, and church history for the Pastoral Ministry Institute and the Deaconate Program, and as a member of the Commission for Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs. Most recently she was the director of a retreat center. MaryAnne is also involved in St. Joseph Health, a healthcare ministry of the Congregation, where she serves as a trustee on the Board of Mission Hospital Mission Viejo/Laguna Beach; as a board member of St. Jude Memorial Foundation Board; and on the faculty of Mission and Mentoring, a program of ministry formation. MaryAnne has undergraduate degrees in Art History and Religious Studies from Loyola Marymount University and a Master's degree in Sacred Theology and Religious Studies from Katholieke Universiteit (Leuven, Belgium).

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Stefani Mejia, MPA

Tel: 310.568.6694

Email: stefani.mejia@lmu.edu 

Stefani Mejia is the Senior Administrative Coordinator for LMU’s CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice. Ms. Mejia manages all operations for the Center as well as logistics for sponsored programming. Additionally, she manages the Center's finances, grant writing and social justice scholarship. You can catch her attending a multitude of events sponsored by the diverse disciplines and departments on campus. Previously, Ms. Mejia worked for the Future of California Elections where she managed a collaboration of election administration officials and advocates in the effort to improve Californians' access to voter registration, enhance the voting experience and streamline election administration processes. Ms. Mejia received her master’s degree in public policy and administration from California State University, Long Beach and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola Marymount University. She is currently a candidate at LMU's School of Education in Higher Education Administration.