People are hungry and one good word
is bread for a thousand.
Work that Matters
Anne has been appointed by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) as the Pastoral Communications Expert (PCE) Oceania Region for the Dicastery's project 'Doing Theology from the Existential Peripheries'. This global project involving video and print production will conclude in October 2022..
Since setting up her own consultancy in 2012, Anne has enjoyed further opportunities in planning and delivering successful communications activities for global audiences - for the Sisters of St Joseph 2013 Chapter and for Mercy International Association’s 20th Anniversary celebrations in 2014, and in managing multiple web developments. Anne was engaged by ACRATH as an educational consultant to review the implementation of its educational resource in secondary schools within Victoria and to promote its use more widely.
A particular focus of Anne’s ongoing work has been the weekly Mercy eNews, an international publication for Mercy International Association (MIA), 921 issues which Anne created and edited, along with managing MIA’s website until 30 June 2021 .
On 24 September 2018 the new MIA website was launched. Anne project managed the redevelopment on behalf of MIA, working with Together Digital, a creative and multi-award winning Irish digital agency with experience in a wide range of mid to large-scale projects, for ten months on this redevelopment.
On 4 April 2019 , our new MIA website Mercyworld.org was awarded ‘Best in Class: Religion’ and ‘Best in Class: Charity’ at the prestigious (IMA) Interactive Media Awards (USA). As well, we received significant awards in the advocacy/non-profit category for the website and the magazine/blog/newsletter category for Mercy eNews in the Horizon Interactive Awards (USA), announced on the same day. Read more about the significance of these awards here.
Anne was the Director of Communications for the Mercy International Association's Jubilee Year of Mercy project - the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP). This process engaged Sisters of Mercy and partners-in-Mercy (staffs, boards, colleagues, friends... ) throughout 2016 in the 40+ countries where Mercy has a presence, in 'discern[ing] together globally a shared response to the human and other than human cry for Mercy in our world today.' More about that project can be found here on the MIA website.
Anne was the Project Manager for the Mercy International Association VOICES microsite, released on 29 June 2016, working with a small but highly talented and creative team to provide video resources on the environment for Stage Three of the Mercy International Reflection Process. Fourteen scholars and other experts in the USA, Ireland
and Australia were invited to share their knowledge and insights through video interviews conducted on location.
These resources will be of great interest to anyone interested in issues of environmental sustainability and eco-theology.
The outcome of the MIRP project, called Mercy Global Presence (MGP), a sixteen month exploration over two years (2019 - 2021), inviting the engagement of Sisters of Mercy, all members of the Mercy Family and all who seek to be channels of God's mercy in our world in this time was launched on 29 September 2019 and concluded on 30 June 2021.
Anne was a member of the three person international continuation group and had responsibility for the communications portfolio which included the planning and hosting of the global gatherings on zoom.
Anne was responsible for the creative direction and publishing of the 71 page MGP Report, publicly released on 17 November 2021.
Download the Report here: English: A4 paper size, US Letter size; Spanish: A4 paper size, US Letter size
During her years with Fraynework (1996-2011), Anne held senior management roles: initially as Manager of Education, then Production Manager and for the last five years as Director of Client Services, broadening the client list locally and globally and building the income stream each year until it reached $2 million annually (2011).
Together with a multi-talented team, Anne was involved in the production of the multi-media creations, managing the relationships with clients, contributing as content creator and researcher and often as an interviewer on Fraynework's many video projects.
Among the production highlights of those years were the following award-winning productions: