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Sr. Dorothy Heiderscheit - Witness Interview

Sr. Dorothy Heiderscheit, OSF, MSW, ACSW, RSW, has been a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Dubuque, Iowa for 54 years and is currently Chief Executive Officer of The Southdown Institute in Holland Landing, Ontario.

Sr. Dorothy holds a Masters in Social Work from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and a BSN from Marycrest College in Davenport, IA. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) in the USA, licensed as an Independent Social Worker (LISW) in Iowa, and as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in Ontario, Canada.

Previous ministry experiences include the Office of Family Ministry with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, Board membership and chairperson for the State Board of Mental Health of Mississippi, Clinical Practice with Religious and Clergy in the Tri-State area of Dubuque, Iowa, and eight years as Congregational President with the Dubuque Franciscans.

Prior to her current position, Sr. Dorothy was the Continuing Care Coordinator for Southdown.