Leadership Changes Announced

Jean Austin and Sister Patricia Gamgort

Jean Austin and Sister Patricia Gamgort

The Board of Directors of Saint Martin’s Ministries is pleased to announce two changes in leadership.  Effective immediately, Jean Austin assumes the new position of President/Chief Executive Officer.  Sister Patricia Gamgort steps into the new position of Executive Director, Emerita.

Jean Austin has been with the Ministries since 2010, serving as the Director of Operations. As Chief Executive Officer she will assume overall direction for the ministries and report directly to the Board. Her career includes work in outreach education, and experience  with non-profit organizations in both Philadelphia and the Eastern shore.

Sister Patricia Gamgort has been a part of the leadership for the Ministries since its beginning in 1983.  In her new position as Executive Director, Emerita, she will provide counsel to the new Chief Executive and continue to stay in touch with the Ministries supporters.

Saint Martin’s Ministries helps low income mid-shore families meet basic needs of food, clothing and housing.  In its 30th year in Ridgely, MD, the ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit organization. Saint Martin’s House, a 2 year residential program, helps women and their children transition from homelessness to stability. Saint Martin’s receives support from United Way and United Fund. Visit www.stmartinsministries.org for more information.


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