Sister Dawn Tomaszewski is a native of Chicago. She previously ministered as vice president for advancement at Guerin College Preparatory High School in River Grove, Ill.

Sister Dawn entered the Congregation Aug. 29, 1975, from St. John Brebeuf Parish in Niles, Ill. She professed perpetual vows Aug. 19, 1984.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

Sister Dawn ministered as a teacher at Marywood School in Orange, Calif. (1977-1980). She also taught at Mother Theodore Guerin High School, now known as Guerin College Preparatory High School (1980-1982).

She later served as director of communications and an instructor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (1984-1987); the Congregation’s director of communications (1987-1990), then director of communications and development (1990-1991) and director of the Mission Advancement office (1991-1996) at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She also served as communications and media coordinator for the Office of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Chicago (1999-2004); communications and public relations director, Guerin College Preparatory School (2004-2005); and director of advancement, Guerin College Preparatory School (2005-2009).

Sister Dawn formerly served on the board of directors at Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis and more recently on the Alumnae Board of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She also previously served on the board of directors for Mother Theodore Guerin High School.