Judith Royer, CSJ, PhD

Tel: 310.568.6696


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.




MaryAnne Huepper, CSJ, MA

Tel: 310.568.6695


MaryAnne is 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).


Stefani Mejia, MPA

Tel: 310.568.6694


Stefani Mejia is the Senior Administrative Coordinator for LMU’s CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice. Ms. Mejia handles operations at the Center and manages all of the logistics for events and programming sponsored by the Center. You can catch her attending a multitude of the events sponsored by the schools and departments on campus. Previously, Ms. Mejia worked for the Future of California Elections, where she provided project and operational support dedicated to election administration and advocacy collaborations as well as voter registration efforts. She has a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University.