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January 2019, Megan Rupp was named Executive Director of Dominican Volunteers USA. Her Dominican heart, creative spirit and exceptional leadership skills will help make a tremendous contribution to DVUSA and the Dominican Family.

Megan Rupp


Megan, a DV from 2012 – 2013, lived in community with Dominican Sisters of Springfield and ministered at Heartland Alliance in Chicago. Most recently she served as Volunteer Programs Director for Franciscan Out-reach. Megan was invited to be a member of the DVUSA Board of Trustees in 2015 and was elected Vice-President of the Board in 2016. Megan shares, “I love the charisms of Dominican life and I think they are an all-encompassing response to social inequities that exist in the world today. I want to be a part of carrying that flame into the future with young people as they discern their life-path.”

Stephanie Zavala


In mid-July we will welcome Stephanie as the DVUSA Program Director. Stephanie, a graduate of Dominican University, was a DV in the Bronx from August 2017 to July 2108, ministering at Siena House, a temporary residence for families. Most recently, Stephanie worked for Sarah’s Inn in Oak Park providing legal advocacy and emotional support to victims of domestic violence and their families.

Stephanie is thrilled to reconnect with the Dominican Family. The “lessons I learned about truth, love and community are lessons I carry with me wherever I go”.

Stay tuned to hear from Stephanie herself in July!