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Rev Séamus Finn, OMI, Director JPIC Office  & Chief Faith Consistent Investing – OIP Trust 

Rev. Séamus P. Finn, OMI served as director of the USP JPIC office from its inception on 1999 until the present, and as director of JPIC ministry in previous oblate offices domestically and in Rome. He is Chief of Faith Consistent Investing for the OIP Investment Trust  and represents the OIP at Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).  He is an international leader in faith consistent and socially responsible investing and serves as a consultant to a number of investment committees.

He served as Chair of the Board of ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility) , and was instrumental in the formation of the International Interfaith Investment Group . Séamus actively engages corporations in the financial and extractives sectors, as well as multinationals on labor and supply chain issues. He serves on the board of the Forest Peoples Programme; on the steering committee of the Mining and Faiths Reflection Initiative; the advisory committee of the Development Partner Institute; a member of the Fact Coalition.

He has been interviewed for print and radio shows and has appeared on TV shows, including Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, CBS, PBS, Al Jazeera America, RTE.

Rev. Daniel LeBlanc, OMI, Associate, International JPIC Office and Oblate UN Representative – New York

Fr. Daniel has been a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate since 1971. Daniel is Canadian but worked in Peru from 1978 until his appointment to the Oblates’ General Administration JPIC Office in April 2007. He represents the Oblate Congregation, recognized as an NGO at the United Nations, where he follows the work of the Commissions on Social Development, including the sub-committee on the eradication of poverty, Sustainable Development, the Forum on Indigenous Peoples, Financing for Development and Migration. In this work, he collaborates closely with VIVAT International.

During his thirty years in Peru, Daniel served as pastor of several parishes in the Diocese of Carabayllo (Lima) and in the high jungle. He worked on a variety of justice issues from assisting victims of terrorism to investigating mass graves and helping to bring perpetrators to justice. He also studied law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). For many years, he was a member, as well as Chair, of the Latin American OMI Commission of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC).

Rowena Gono, Communications Coordinator, Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Office at the Missionary Oblates

Rowena joined the JPIC office in September of 2015. She is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s communications and outreach strategy to align with JPIC’s mission and goals.

She serves as the primary website manager, maintains the organization’s social platforms, produces creative content for print, web and social media, and supports the organization’s corporate responsibility work.

Rowena previously worked in a similar capacity at International Downtown Association, Washington, DC, Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore, MD and Center of Concern in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ and a Master’s degree in International Development from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA.

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