The Staff at The Dwelling Place of NY


Sister Nancy Chiarello, OSF
Sister Nancy was one of the founding members of The Dwelling Place in 1977. Since then, she has helped countless women build independent lives.


Sister Joann Sambs, CSA
Sister Joann Sambs joined the staff in July 2014 and brings with her a lifetime of ministry and dedication. She looks forward to leading each and every woman to a life of independence.


Sister Pat Ginty, OSB
Sister Pat has been associated with The Dwelling Place since 1988. Her background as an RN and social worker along with her trans-cultural experience helps her to guide each woman to wholeness and independent living.

Additional Staff
A group of dedicated lay staff work in collaboration with Sisters Nancy, Pat, and Joann to provide 24 hour/7 day supportive services for the women. These staff members are also present to the women preparing and serving the meals, providing housekeeping services, supervising evening activities, and keeping watch during the night for needs that may arise.