Sr. Mary Corita Heid
A member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Sister Mary Corita Heid, RSM, has extensive experience in healing ministry. From 1970 to 1993, she held positions in nursing, hospital administration and corporate management with Mercy Health Services and then Trinity Health. In 1994, she transitioned from working in management to providing full-time governance on local Trinity Health boards.
Sister Corita has also served on health system boards and councils, including as chairperson of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (Kansas) community council for three years and as a member of the Providence Health & Services board in Seattle, Washington, for 10 years. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Mercy College in Detroit, Michigan, and a master of health administration from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
Sister Corita currently serves as vice-chairperson of the Trinity Health Iowa – Nebraska Regional Health Ministry Board. Her service on the Covenant Health Board of Directors began on January 1, 2015.
Sister Corita resides in Mason City, Iowa, where she is available to serve as a certified spiritual director for people in the area.