"She was an integral part in shaping what CamConnect has strived to achieve, stressing the importance of using facts to drive decision-making and to highlight the good as well as the bad in Camden," said Josh Wheeling, CamConnect's program manager.
Jeffrey Brenner, executive director of Camden Coalition of Heath Care Providers, served on the CamConnect board and knew Sister Jean for 12 years.
"She refused to be ground down by bureaucracy and poverty in Camden," Brenner said. "For her, there were always infinite options. There was always a solution, no matter how difficult the problem."
Sister Jean's dream was to use data to better manage health care in Camden, concluding in one instance that outpatient clinics should replace costlier hospital emergency rooms.
"She was a go-to person - you knew that she was always good for support," said the Rev. Jeff Putthoff, executive director of Hopeworks 'N Camden, which trains youth in software programming and website design.
In 2003, Sister Jean received a woman of outstanding achievement award from the Girl Scouts of Camden County.
In an interview in 2004 for a Medical Mission Sisters publication, Sister Jean said: "I learn so much about communities that are struggling for their livelihoods, and continue to strive for dignity and justice. I feel very much a kindred spirit with everyone I work with. We're doing this together."
A native of Cincinnati, Sister Jean earned a bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Washington.