Ann Mallmann was born December 18, 1931 to Josephine (Quaiatto) Mallmann and Louis Anthony Mallmann in Detroit, MI. She had two sisters and 1 brother. Ann graduated from St. Bernards High School, Detroit in 1949.
Ann got to know the Maryknoll Sisters through the Maryknoll Magazine, owned by her neighbor. After receiving her R.N. from Mercy School of Nursing in Detroit in 1956, Ann entered the Maryknoll Sisters at the Sisters Center in NY on September 2, 1959. She professed First Vows at the Center June 24, 1962 and Final Vows June 24, 1968 in Taiwan.
She received her first overseas mission assignment to Taiwan in 1963. After studying the Taiwanese Language, she was assigned to take charge of a clinic and kindergarten for the Atayal Aborigines tribe in the Wu-She mountain area in Busia where she served for nine years. It was a challenging mission as she was working with two different cultures. In the clinic, she served both the town people who spoke Taiwanese and the Atayal Tribe who spoke their own dialect. She did a lot of walking to give health services and educate the people of the mountain areas so that they could care for themselves.
Serving as a nurse with the Atayal Aboriginal tribe, Sister Ann learned that they had pretty good remedies of their own. This experience and others led her to advocate for alternative medicine.
Sister Ann returned to the States and for two years, gave Congregational service at Maryknoll, NY in both Health Services and in the Development Department.
Sister Ann earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pace University, Pleasantville, NY in 1978. She was assigned to the Eastern US Region in 1979, and took a nursing position at St. Vincent Hospital in NYC. This gave her the opportunity for continued studies in Alternative Medicine.
From 1986 to 2009, Sister Ann worked with the Sinsinawa Dominicans in Wisconsin doing Health Education and Alternative Therapy. From 2015 Sister took individual ‘Health issue patients’ as the need arose.