Sister Julia Lanigan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the D’Youville College in New York and her Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She has served the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart for more than 20 years. She was an elected Member of the GNSH General Council, was General Treasurer, and is currently holding the position of President/General Superior. She previously served the Society of the Holy Child Jesus as the American Province Treasurer. She was a consultant to several committees including the American Sector Finance Committee, Medical Mission Sisters, Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI), and National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) or the LCWR Collaborative Viability Project; for planning, finance, leadership and eldercare. Sister Julia is also a member of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, RCRI (formerly NATRI) since its inception, and the LCWR Finance and Audit Committee.