About the Order The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization. The 13,500 Knights and Dames remain true to its principles – nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith and serving the poor and the sick.
The American Association Founded in 1927 as the first association of the Order of Malta in the Americas, the association is headquartered in New York City with over 2,000 Knights, Dames and volunteers in over 30 Areas working with the poor, sick, and incarcerated and giving witness to the Catholic faith.
Spirituality Knights and Dames join the Order of Malta to pursue their spiritual growth over a path laid out by Blessed Gerard more than nine hundred years ago, seeking to nurture and witness the Faith and assist the sick and the poor.
Spirituality in Action Members are involved in hands-on work at over 100 hundred organizations, including food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring programs for at risk children.
The Hospitaller assists the Area Chair in fulfilling the mission of the Order of service to the sick and poor and in witnessing the Roman Catholic Faith through the development and implementation of the opportunities for hands-on work with the sick, the poor and in giving witness to the Faith.
The Hospitaller also works to engage the current members and candidates in preparation in active participation and hands-on work.
The Area Chair appoints the Area Hospitaller, subject to ratification by the Board of Councillors.
Boston – Boston
Boston – Cape Cod
Mary Jane Poyant
Boston – NH, VT, ME
Boston – Rhode Island
Connecticut – Southern, Western, Northern
Maureen Considine & Elizabeth Tamarkin
Florida – Naples
Florida – Northeast
Florida – Southeast – Miami
Florida – Vero Beach
David A. Dempsey
Arika & Matthew Heffron
Jonathan Klimpel & Lawrence Koesterer
New Jersey – Camden
New Jersey – Metuchen
New Jersey – Newark
Troy Joseph Simmons
New Jersey – Paterson
Robert & Susan Sameth
New Jersey – Trenton
Karen & Robert Tanzola
New York – Nassau & Suffolk Counties
New York – NYC
Francesca Tempesta & Piotr Jankowski
New York – Upstate
Michael Kortbus, Maureen Lynch, Susan & Thomas O’Connor