Sister Cora Marie Billings has been a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas for 65 years. During that time she has been a Teacher, a Campus Minister and an Administrator. She is one of the Founding Members of the National Black Sisters’ Conference. Since 1968 she has been an advocate for human rights and anti-racism. . As such she has done presentations around the nation. At present she considers herself a Community Volunteer.