Joy Pellegrino

Joy Pellegrino

Director/Catholic Chaplain, The Mary T. Clark Center for Religion and Social Justice
(914) 323-7178
The Mary T. Clark Center

About Me

Most recently, Joy served as Coordinator of Spirituality and Art Therapist at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Hospital in Harrison, board member of the Vincentian Service Corps, and Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Sisters of Charity of New York where she designed and implemented a program of faith formation and community service.

Her approach to theological reflection, especially when leading busy person retreats is holistic, integrating the arts, wellness, and spirituality to promote healing and greater self-awareness.

Joy is passionate about the opportunity to grow the tradition of the Clark Center by continuing to advocate for social justice and embracing the varied faith experiences of students, faculty, and staff in a spirit of collaboration and celebration.

An alumnus of Fordham University, the College of New Rochelle, and City University, she holds graduate degrees in Spirituality, Clinical Art Therapy, Art Education, and a B.A. in psychology from St. Joseph’s College.
She and Brandy, her adorable Shih Tzu are a pet-assisted therapy team and love life exploring the nooks and crannies of Putnam County.

Bachelor of Arts, St. Joseph’s College
Masters of Science, Fordham University
Masters of Science, College of New Rochelle
Masters of Arts, Brooklyn College