Coordinating Team

Jane Remson, O. Carm.
Main Representative

Jane is a member of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. She is a co-founder of the Mount Carmel Mobil Clinic located at Holy Child Hospital in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Since 1982, Jane serves at the Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice at Loyola University New Orleans as the director of the New Orleans Chapter of Bread for the World. Since 1999, she has guided the founding of the Carmelite NGO.

She now serves as the main representative of the Carmelite NGO at the United Nations.


Dennis Kalob
Chief Administrative Officer

Dennis is also a sociologist and has taught at Loyola University in New Orleans and New England College in New Hampshire.  He is currently serving as Visiting Professor of Sociology at Manhattan College in New York City. Dennis has been involved personally and professionally in various social justice and peace issues throughout his life and is very happy to assist our NGO. He lives part-time in Henniker, New Hampshire, where his family is located, and part-time in New York City, where he teaches and works for our NGO. Being in NYC has allowed Dennis, as our representative, to attend various meetings and briefings at or around the United Nations. His duties for the NGO also include completing annual reports for the United Nations, assisting Sr. Jane Remson and other members in obtaining UN passes and registering for conferences, maintaining our Facebook page, and other work as necessary.


Conrad Mutizamhempo, O. Carm.
Representative for the Carmelite Order

Conrad is a Carmelite from Zimbabwe. He worked in formation and education before being elected to the General Council of the Carmelite Order in 2013. Now residing in Rome, Italy, Conrad in the Council’s liaison with the Carmelites throughout Africa. He also coordinates the work of the Order’s Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission.


Beth Fitzpatrick, O. Carm.
Coordinator of the Spirituality Reflection Team

Beth has served as the president of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. She currently serves as the Executive Director (Vicar) of Religious in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. She coordinates the Spirituality Reflection Team.


Eduardo Scarel, O. Carm.
Representative for the Latin American Region

Eduardo is an atmospheric scientist in addition to being a Carmelite priest. He holds a MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and a PhD (2006) in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the National University of Buenos Aires. He also did post doctorate studies in the interdisciplinary team for studies on Atmospheric Processes in the Global Change at the Pontifical Argentinean Catholic University where he currently works. He is an active member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

He represents the Latin American Region to the Carmelite NGO.


Andrea Ventimiglia, T.O.C.
Representative for the European Union Region

Andrea is a lawyer by profession and is the director of Domus Carmelitana Siculorum, a NGO located in Sicily. The Domus Carmelitana Siculorum was founded in 2007 by the Italian Province of the Carmelite Order for the purpose of organizing, promoting, and carrying our charitable activities on the island of Sicily and charitable initiatives to support the Carmelite missions in Congo, Romania, and Columbia.

He serves as a Carmelite NGO coordinator in the European Union region.


Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm.
Liaison with the General Council of the Carmelite Order

Joseph, from Scotland, has just finished 12 years as world wide head of the Carmelite Order and has been involved with the Carmelite NGO from its inception. He has travelled widely in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas and has many contacts in developing areas. He has written several books, including on the connection between prayer and the work for justice.

He serves as the representative of the General Council to the Carmelite NGO.


Hariawan Adji, O. Carm.
Representative for the Asian Region

Hariawan is a member of the Indonesian Province of the Carmelite Order. Since 1992, he has served on the Faculty of Letters - Airlangga State University in Surabaya, Indonesia. He founded the Dew of Love Community, a community consisting of Catholic students of Airlangga University who are concerned about the Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation. He has been a member of the Carmelite NGO since 2004. He is one of the coordinators of NIAS Relief Programs and actively coordinates the program of ‘Combating Global Warming’.

He now serves as the Asian representative of the Carmelite NGO.


William J. Harry, O. Carm.
Director of Communications

William is a member of the Carmelite Order from America. He has worked primarily in secondary education in the United States. As director of a large secondary school in Illinois which has been nationally recognized for its programs, William served on several civic boards aimed at the youth, drug education, and public safety. In 2001, he was elected to serve on the international governing board of the Carmelite Order as the liaison for North America and North and Central Europe. He now serves as Commissary Provincial for the Western USA which includes the Carmelite missions in Mexico and Central America.

While serving as a General Councilor for the Order,  William worked with the fledgling Carmelite NGO as the Order’s representative. In this capacity, he participated in the annual DPI/NGO conferences in 2002, 2004, and 2006 as well as two communication workshops.

William participated the annual DPI/NGO conference in Paris in 2008 and Bonn in 2011. He also participated in both the Doha Civil Society Forum on "Investing in People-Centered Development" and the International Conference on Financing for Development held a few days later in Doha.

He now coordinates the communications programs of the Carmelite NGO.

    Committees of the Carmelite NGO

North America Climate Change Project
     Blaise Fernando, O. Carm. (Coordinator)

    Spirituality Reflection Team
     Beth Fitzpatrick, O. Carm. (USA)
     Camille Anne Campbell, O. Carm. (USA)
     Craig Morrison, O. Carm. (Canada)
     Dionysius Kosasih, O. Carm. (Indonesia)
     Christopher O'Donnell, O. Carm. (Ireland)
     Barbara Breaud, O. Carm. (USA)
     Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm. (Britain)
     Eduardo Scarel, O. Carm. (Venezuela)