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.


Annah Theresa Nyadombo, HOLMC
Representative for the Carmelite Family

A member of the Handmaids of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the Diocese of Mutare in Zimbabwe, Africa. She has wide experience of teaching and administration. In her early years as a teacher she was also involved in vocation promotion and has promoted youth activities in different Parishes. From 1993 to 2001 she was working as an Education Secretary for Catholic schools in the Province. She later was asked by her congregation to be the Superior General from 2001-2007. She is currently working with the Carmelite NGO as a Member of the Coordinating Team

She represents the Carmelite Family with the Carmelite NGO.


Míceál O’Neill, O. Carm.
Coordinator of the Spirituality Reflection Team

Míceál is a Carmelite friar, born in Ireland, and now a member of a community that runs a primary and secondary school for boys in Dublin. He worked for four years in a parish in the Andes of Peru. He served for twelve years on the central administration of the Carmelite Order, in which his particular responsibility was the development of the Order’s commitment to the work of justice and peace. It was during those twelve years that the Carmelite NGO came into being. Míceál’s special interest is in the spirituality that lies behind and supports the commitment to justice and peace in the world.

He coordinates the Spirituality Reflection Team.


Arie Kuil, O. Carm.
Representative for the European Union Region

Arie is a member of the Dutch Carmelite province. Arie was a missionary in the Philipines for thirty four years. He worked among the basic Christian communities, headed the Young Carmelites Philippines Foundation and was responsible for the constuction of several buildings. Three years ago, Arie returned to the Netherlands and is now the mission procurator of the Dutch province and secretary of the Justice and Peace Commission.

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


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.


Helen Aricaya Ojario, O. Carm.
Representative for the North American Region
New York Office

Sr. Helen Ojario is a native of the Philippines and is currently the project coordinator for the Global Network for Justice, New Orleans Bread for the World. She was a teacher in the Philippines and worked to organize Basic Christian Community and a community based health program. Later she was the Financial Officer and then Co-Chairperson for the Justice and Peace Commission and the International Solidarity Network Desk. She has participated in various UN meetings including the Conference on Tortured and Disappeared, Observer, the NGO Forum on Trade and Development in Bangkok, Thailand, the NGO Seminar on NGO Involvement with the United Nations in 2001, and Prep Com III & IV for the UN Conference for Financing for Development. Sister was a member of Loyola University New Orleans’ Twomey Center Team at PrepCom IV for the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Bali, Indonesia in 2002 and the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002.

She represents North America at the Carmelite NGO Leadership Team and runs the New York office.


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.


Jennifer John Wanjiku, T.O.C.

Jennifer is a Lay Carmelite from Nairobi, Kenya. She joined the Third Order in 1986 while in high school. Between 2003 and 2008, she served as a member of the National Council and served as secretary and helped in publishing of the Lay Carmelite newsletter. She is currently on the formation team of her community. She participated in the International Congresses for the Laity in 2001 and 2006. Currently she is a member of the International Commission for the Laity. Professionally she worked in business before joining the MSF-Belgium's HIV/AIDS care program in 2004 as councilor in Kibera, Nairobi. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Sociology-Disaster Management.

She serves as the Carmelite NGO coordinator in the Africa region.


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
     Miceal O'Neill, O. Carm. (Ireland)
     Barbara Breaud, 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)
     Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm. (Britain)
     Eduardo Scarel, O. Carm. (Venezuela)