Leadership

Catholic Charities of Oregon Board of Directors & Senior Staff Leadership

Our Staff

Fowzia Abdulle

Fowzia Abdulle

Refugee Services Case Manager Supervisor
Rose Bak

Rose Bak

Director of Homeless & Housing Services

Vanessa Briseño

Director of Grants & Partnership; Development Director of the Pope Francis Center

Sarah Granger

Director of Donor Engagement
John Herrera

John Herrera

Immigration Legal Services Director
Kat Kelley – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Kat Kelley

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Jennifer Lucena

Manager of Housing Transitions Program

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 of Assets & Facilities
Susan Petitt

Susan Petitt

Director of Human Resources
Marci Pierce

Marci Pierce

Chief Financial Officer
Travis Phillips

Travis Phillips

Director of Community Development & Housing

Sarah Purce

Assistant Director, Immigration Legal Services
Catherine Rawls

Catherine Rawls

Director of IT
Edith Ruiz

Edith Ruiz

Financial Controller
Lucrecia Suarez

Lucrecia Súarez

Manager of Clinical Services

Matthew Westerbeck

Refugee Services Manager
Jill Whiteford

Jill Whiteford

Director of Quality & Program Evaluation

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Alma Trinidad

Dr. Alma Trinidad

Chairperson
Portland State University
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Carol Watcher

Carol Wachter

Immediate Past Chair
Deloitte Tax LLP
Director, Private Client Services
Kathleen Swift – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Kathleen Swift

Chair-Elect
Heritage Bank
Senior VP, Nonprofit Development Officer
Theresa Vithayathil Edmonson

Theresa Vithayathil Edmonson

Secretary
PeaceHealth
System Director, Spiritual Care & Mission Integration
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Kerrie Bartel-Christensen

Providence St. Joseph Health
Executive Director, Real Estate Strategy & Operations, Oregon Region
Donna Charko

Donna Charko

Catholic Community Services of Lane County
Board of Directors
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Matthew Colley

Black Helterline, LLP
Associate Attorney
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Rev. Jesus Espinoza

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
Deacon
Pedro Garcia

Pedro Garcia

Colleen Gardner – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Colleen Gardner

Dr. Maya Gomez – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Dr. Mayra Goméz

El Progama Hispano Católico
Board of Directors
Paul Henkels Jr. – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Paul Henkels, Jr.

Henkels & McCoy
Division Manager
Francis Kham – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Francis Kham

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization-IRCO / Zomi Catholic Community Portland- ZCCP
Community Education Worker- CEW / Administrator (Pawlpi Kem)
Ed Kluss

Ed Kluss

Catholic Youth Organization/Camp Howard
Board of Directors

ChiEn Montero

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

Nathan Morales, J.D.

Perkins Coie LLP
Associate
Ngoc-Chau Ngo

Ngoc-Chau Ngo

Intel
Business Operations Manager
Archbishop Alexander Sample

Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample

Archdiocese of Portland
Archbishop of Portland

Most Rev. Peter Smith

Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Auxiliary Bishop & Moderator of the Curia
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Timshel Tarbet, CCP, BSP, MBA

Cambia Health Solutions
Director, Integrated Strategy Management
Rev. Charles Wood

Rev. Charles "Chuck" Wood

St. Wenceslaus Parish
Pastor
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Jeffrey K. Yandle

First Republic Private Wealth Management
Senior Managing Director
Dr. Rebecca Yazzie

Dr. Rebecca Yazzie

George Fox University
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work