Job Vacancy Announcement
Apply today for our new position of Policy Advocate. If you have a passion for those on the margin and have a heart of a shepherd, WE WANT YOU! Work on tough issues; lobby on Capitol Hill; make a difference.
Excellent benefits. See our Job Announcement for complete details.
Staff & Board
Fran Eskin-Royer, Executive Director
In July 2021, Fran Eskin-Royer assumed the helm of the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. With the new title of Executive Director, she oversees the addition of one or two new staff positions and continues the important mission of educating and advocating primarily on poverty, immigration, and human trafficking.
At NAC, we see these issues as inseparable from racism, domestic violence and environmental degradation. The signs of the time cry out loudly for action around racial justice and climate change, and our charism's call to be reconcilers, both with persons and the earth, gives us a clear entry point for this advocacy.
Fran had served as associate director since March 2019. Prior to that, she was staff associate at NAC, beginning in April 2014, and providing administrative support to the director and sharing responsibility for the daily operations of the office and budgeting.
Larry Couch, Legislative Consultant
Larry Couch has served as a lobbyist for the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd since 2009. In this capacity, he has advocated in favor of programs serving people living in poverty, protecting people who are victims of human trafficking, prevention of domestic abuse, and compassionate immigration reform.
From April 2014 to July 2021, Larry also assumed the responsibilities of Director, leading NAC during a key time of growth and success. Not one to fade away, Larry is graciously serving as our Legislative Consultant during his much deserved retirement.
Prior to his work with the National Advocacy Center, Larry served as the Legislative Liaison for the Archdiocese of Washington. In addition to federal and state advocacy work, Larry helped create Justice and Advocacy Councils in four Maryland counties to advocate at the local level for the needs of people living in poverty.
The National Advocacy Center Advisory Board provides guidance with respect to the organization's overall direction, goals and objectives. The all-volunteer board consists of members of the RGS community, advocates from like-minded partner organizations, and other friends of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd engaged in issues of justice, peace and creation care.