Catholic Charities of Oregon Board of Directors & Senior Staff Leadership

Our Staff

Fowzia Abdulle

Fowzia Abdulle

Mental Health Counselor, Intercultural Counseling Center
Rose Bak

Rose Bak

Chief Program Officer

Vanessa Briseño

Chief Development & Communications Officer

Sally Erickson

Manager, Supportive Services

Breen Goodwin

Director, Operations (Development)

Sarah Granger

Senior Development Advisor

Amanuel Habtemariam

Manager, Finance

John Herrera

Director, Immigration Legal Services
Kat Kelley – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Kat Kelley

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Brittney Manchester

Director, Communications

Jennifer Manning

Manager, Partnership & Volunteer Engagement

Jennifer Masotja

Director, Disaster Services

Neal McKeever

Assistant Director, Save First Financial
Molly O'Donnell – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Molly O'Donnell

Director, Save First Financial
Sandra Perez

Sandra Perez

Director, Assets & Facilities
Susan Petitt

Susan Petitt

Director, Human Resources
Travis Phillips

Travis Phillips

Director, Community Development & Housing
Marci Pierce

Marci Pierce

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Sarah Purce

Assistant Director, Immigration Legal Services
Catherine Rawls

Catherine Rawls

Director, IT
Edith Ruiz

Edith Ruiz

Financial Controller

Nicole Sherriffs

Manager, Human Resources

Ann Smith-Palenchar

Director, Donor Relations
Lucrecia Suarez

Lucrecia Súarez

Manager, Clinical Training and Development

Matthew Westerbeck

Director, Refugee Services

Jill Whiteford

Director, Quality & Program Evaluation

Victoria Waldrep

Lead Housing Case Manager III & Employment Specialist III

Our Board of Directors

Kathleen Swift – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Kathleen Swift

Board Chair
Heritage Bank
Senior VP, Nonprofit Development Officer
Dr. Alma Trinidad

Dr. Alma Trinidad

Immediate Past Chair
Portland State University
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Theresa Vithayathil Edmonson

Theresa Vithayathil Edmonson

Vice President, Spiritual Health

Jeffrey K. Yandle

First Republic Private Wealth Management
Senior Managing Director

Dr. Rebecca Yazzie, Ph.D., LCSW

George Fox University
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Kerrie Bartel-Christensen

Providence St. Joseph Health
Vice President Real Estate Strategy & Operations, Oregon Region

Tatiana Centurion

Oregon State Department of Human Services
Social Services Specialist
Donna Charko

Donna Charko

Catholic Community Services of Lane County
Board of Directors

Matthew Colley

Black Helterline, LLP
Associate Attorney
Pedro Garcia

Pedro Garcia

Business Manager
Colleen Gardner – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Colleen Gardner

Senior Product Developer (retired)

Mary-Elizabeth Harper

Catholic Youth Organization/Camp Howard
Board of Directors
Paul Henkels Jr. – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Paul Henkels, Jr.

Henkels & McCoy
Vice President

Scott Jonsson, Esq.

Jonsson Dispute Resolution
Owner, Mediator & Arbitrator
Francis Kham – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Francis Kham

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization-IRCO
Community Education Worker

ChiEn Montero

US Bank
Mortgage Loan Originator
Nathan Morales Jr. – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Nathan Morales, J.D.

Perkins Coie LLP
Ngoc-Chau Ngo

Ngoc-Chau Ngo

Business Operations Manager

Rev. Cary Reniva

St. Cecilia Church

Raul Reyes Cano

El Progama Hispano Católico
Board of Directors
Archbishop Alexander Sample

Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample

Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
Archbishop of Portland in Oregon

Most Rev. Peter Smith

Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
Auxiliary Bishop & Moderator of the Curia

Dr. David Willis, M.D., FAAP

Center of the Study of Social Policy
Senior Fellow