Leadership

Catholic Charities of Oregon Board of Directors & Senior Staff Leadership

Our Staff

Fowzia Abdulle

Fowzia Abdulle

Case Manager Supervisor, Refugee Services
Rose Bak

Rose Bak

Chief Program Officer

Vanessa Briseño

Chief Development 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

Jennifer Lucena

Manager, Homeless Services

Brittney Manchester

Director, Communications

Jennifer Manning

Manager, Partnership & Volunteer Engagement

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

Manager, Donor Engagement
Lucrecia Suarez

Lucrecia Súarez

Manager, Clinical Training and Development

Matthew Westerbeck

Director, Refugee Services
Jill Whiteford

Jill Whiteford

Director, Quality & Program Evaluation

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

Chair-elect
PeaceHealth
System Director, Spiritual Care & Mission Integration

Jeffrey K. Yandle

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

Rebecca Yazzie, Ph.D., LCSW

Secretary
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

Nike
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
Associate
Ngoc-Chau Ngo

Ngoc-Chau Ngo

Intel
Business Operations Manager

Rev. Cary Reniva

St. Cecilia Church
Pastor

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

Timshel Tarbet, CCP, BSP, MBA

Cambia Health Solutions
Director, Integrated Strategy Management

Dr. David Willis, M.D., FAAP

Center of the Study of Social Policy
Senior Fellow