Diocesan Directors

Catholic Relief Services extends its thanks to our Diocesan Directors for helping Catholics in the United States live out their faith in solidarity with those in greatest need around the world. Your compassion and commitment make it possible for CRS to advance the Church’s global mission and vision, to advocate on international issues, and to provide updates on our activities to U.S. archdioceses and dioceses.

Diocesan Directors educate Catholics about Catholic social teaching, social justice and CRS’ efforts overseas on behalf of the Church in the United States. Their understanding of our work helps to engage the faithful in international concerns through programs such as CRS Rice Bowl, Food Fast and Fair Trade, through global partnerships and in outreach to young people, including college students on campuses around the country.

Select state to find out diocesan director leadership for each diocese.


    Archdiocese of Mobile

    Deacon Walt Crimmins

    Diocese of Birmingham

    Rev. Richard Donohoe
    Mrs. Jane Sweeney
    Ms. Edna Townes


    Archdiocese of Anchorage

    Ms. Bonnie J. Cler

    Diocese of Fairbanks

    Deacon George Bowder

    Diocese of Juneau

    Deacon Charles Rohrbacher


    Diocese of Phoenix

    Dr. Maria Chavira
    Sr. Maria Crucis Garcia

    Diocese of Tucson

    Sr. Leonette Kochan


    Diocese of Little Rock

    Mr. Patrick Gallaher
    Mrs. Rebecca Cargile


    Archdiocese of Los Angeles

    Mr. Jaime Huerta

    Archdiocese of San Francisco

    Ms. Carolina Parrales

    Diocese of Fresno

    Msgr. Raymond C. Dreiling
    Mr. Jim Grant

    Diocese of Monterey

    Mrs. Tish Scargill
    Deacon Warren Hoy

    Diocese of Oakland

    Mr. Marc McKimmey

    Diocese of Orange

    Ms. Shirl Giacomi

    Diocese of Sacramento

    Ms. Carolina Estrada
    Ms. Cecilia Flores

    Diocese of San Bernardino

    Msgr. Tom Wallace
    Sr. Hortensia Del Villar

    Diocese of San Diego

    Mr. Rodrigo Valdivia

    Diocese of San Jose

    Mr. Ruben Solorio

    Diocese of Stockton

    Ms. Grace Esquivel
    Ms. Digna Ramirez


    Archdiocese of Denver

    Mr. Al Hooper

    Diocese of Colorado Springs

    Mr. Corey Almond

    Diocese of Pueblo

    Mr. James DiLorio
    Mr. Joe Mahoney


    Archdiocese of Hartford

    Mrs. Lynn Campbell

    Diocese of Bridgeport

    Mr. David Maloof

    Diocese of Norwich

    Rev. Msgr. Robert L. Brown


    Diocese of Wilmington

    Rev. Msgr. George Brubaker


    Archdiocese of Washington, DC

    Ms. Deborah McDonald


    Archdiocese of Miami

    Rev. Deacon Richard Turcotte
    Mrs. Patrice Schwermer

    Diocese of Orlando

    Mrs. Deborah Stafford-Shearer

    Diocese of Palm Beach

    Mrs. Elena Muller Garcia
    Mrs. Sheila Gomez

    Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee

    Deacon Raymond Aguado

    Diocese of Saint Augustine

    Mrs. Laura Hickey
    Mrs. Ruby Peters

    Diocese of Saint Petersburg

    Mrs. Sabrina Burton-Schultz
    Mrs. Megan Buckler

    Diocese of Venice

    Mr. Ryan Chestine


    Archdiocese of Atlanta

    Mrs. Kat Doyle
    Ms. Kathy Montag

    Diocese of Savannah

    Sr. Pat Brown
    Ms. Rebecca Lehto


    Diocese of Honolulu

    Dr. Dave Coleman
    Fr. Robert Stark


    Diocese of Boise

    Mr. Mark Raper


    Archdiocese of Chicago

    Mr. Ryan Lents
    Ms. Joanna Arellano

    Diocese of Belleville

    Msgr. John T. Myler
    Ms. Cheryl Sommer

    Diocese of Joliet

    Mr. Tom L. Garlitz
    Ms. Kayla Jacobs

    Diocese of Peoria

    Msgr. Richard Soseman

    Diocese of Rockford

    Mr. Thomas McKenna

    Diocese of Springfield

    Ms. Vicki Compton


    Archdiocese of Indianapolis

    Ms. Theresa Chamblee
    Mr. David Siler

    Diocese of Evansville

    Ms. Sharon Burns

    Diocese of Ft. Wayne–South Bend

    Ms. Melissa Wheeler

    Diocese of Gary

    Ms. Adeline Torres

    Diocese of Lafayette

    Father Theodore Dudzinski

  • IOWA

    Archdiocese of Dubuque

    Dr. Tracy Morrison

    Diocese of Davenport

    Mr. Kent Ferris

    Diocese of Des Moines

    Ms. Nancy Galeazzi
    Mr. Ken Bresnan

    Diocese of Sioux City

    Deacon David Lopez


    Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

    Mr. Bill Scholl

    Diocese of Dodge City

    Mr. John Ackerman

    Diocese of Salina

    Ms. Michelle Martin

    Diocese of Wichita

    Ms. Bonnie Toombs


    Archdiocese of Louisville

    Mr. Steven Bogus
    Mr. Mark Bouchard

    Diocese of Covington

    Mr. Michael Murray

    Diocese of Lexington

    Mr. Doug Culp
    Ms. Meagan Lederman

    Diocese of Owensboro

    Mr. Richard Murphy


    Archdiocese of New Orleans

    Mr. Thomas Costanza
    Mr. Kevin Fitzpatrick

    Diocese of Alexandria

    Fr. Rick Gremillion

    Diocese of Baton Rouge

    Mr. David C. Aguillard
    Ms. Charlotte Mayne
    Mrs. Lisa Lee

    Diocese of Houma–Thibodaux

    Mr. Rob Gorman
    Ms. Margie DuPlantis

    Diocese of Lafayette

    Deacon Ed Boustany
    Mrs. Stephanie Bernard

    Diocese of Lake Charles

    Sr. Mary Vianney Walsh

    Diocese of Shreveport

    Fr. Rothell Price

  • Maryland

    Archdiocese of Baltimore

    Ms. Ruth Puls


    Diocese of Portland

    Ms. Ruth H. Oakley


    Archdiocese of Boston

    Mrs. Debbie Kincade Rambo

    Diocese of Fall River

    Rev. David M. Andrade

    Diocese of Springfield

    Ms. Kathryn Buckley-Brawner

    Diocese of Worcester

    Rev. Richard F. Reidy


    Archdiocese of Detroit

    Mr. Jason Shanks
    Ms. Joyce Hyttinen

    Diocese of Gaylord

    Ms. Candace Neff

    Diocese of Grand Rapids

    Ms. Maggie Walsh

    Diocese of Kalamazoo

    Ms. Lisa Irwin

    Diocese of Lansing

    Mr. George Landolt

    Diocese of Marquette

    Fr. Jaime Ziminski

    Diocese of Saginaw

    Ms. Terri Grierson


    Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

    Mr. Mickey Friesen
    Mr. Michael Haasi

    Diocese of Crookston

    Mr. AJ Garcia

    Diocese of Duluth

    Ms. Patrice Critchley-Menor

    Diocese of New Ulm

    Deacon Timothy Dolan

    Diocese of Saint Cloud

    Rev. William Vos
    Mrs. Elizabeth Neville

    Diocese of Winona

    Deacon Chris Walchuk


    Diocese of Biloxi

    Mr. Gregory Crapo

    Diocese of Jackson

    Mr. Aad de Lange
    Ms. Dorothy Balser
    Ms. Dana Barnes


    Archdiocese of Saint Louis

    Ms. Jennifer Stanard

    Diocese of Jefferson City

    Mr. Mark Saucier

    Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph

    Mr. Bill Francis

    Diocese of Springfield–Cape Girardeau

    Mr. Nicholas Lund-Molfese


    Diocese of Great Falls–Billings

    Mr. Darren Eultgen

    Diocese of Helena

    Ms. Kristi Irwin


    Archdiocese of Omaha

    Mr. Omar F. A. Gutiérrez

    Diocese of Grand Island

    Ms. Kathy Hahn

    Diocese of Lincoln

    Rev. Daniel Rayer


    Diocese of Las Vegas

    Mr. Tim O’Callaghan

    Diocese of Reno

    Ms. Rita Sloan
    Fr. Robert Chorey


    Diocese of Manchester

    Mrs. Meredith P. Cook, Esq.


    Archdiocese of Newark

    Rev. Timothy Graff

    Diocese of Camden

    Mr. Michael Jordan Laskey

    Diocese of Metuchen

    Msgr. Joe Kerrigan

    Diocese of Paterson

    Mr. Joseph Duffy

    Diocese of Trenton

    Rev. Ed Jawidzik
    Sr. Joanne Dress, DC


    Archdiocese of Santa Fe

    Fr. Arkad Biczak
    Ms. Anne Avellone

    Diocese of Las Cruces

    Ms. Grace Cassetta


    Archdiocese of New York

    Mr. George Horton
    Mr. Tom Dobbins

    Diocese of Albany

    Ms. Mary Olsen

    Diocese of Brooklyn

    Msgr. Terrence J. Mulkerin
    Mr. Ted Musco

    Diocese of Buffalo

    Sr. Mary McCarrick, OSF
    Mr. Frank Andzik

    Diocese of Ogdensburg

    Sr. Donna Franklin, DC

    Diocese of Rochester

    Mrs. Kathy Dubel

    Diocese of Syracuse

    Mr. Joseph Slavik


    Diocese of Charlotte

    Mr. Joseph Purello

    Diocese of Raleigh

    Mr. Daniel Altenau


    Diocese of Bismarck

    Mr. Ron Schatz

    Diocese of Fargo

    Very Rev. Luke Meyer

  • OHIO

    Archdiocese of Cincinnati

    Ms. Pam Long

    Diocese of Cleveland

    Ms. Kelly Ann Davis

    Diocese of Columbus

    Ms. Erin Cordle

    Diocese of Toledo

    Mr. Rodney Schuster
    Mr. Jeffrey Grilliot

    Diocese of Youngstown

    Ms. Adrienne Curry


    Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

    Ms. Angela Schmidt

    Diocese of Tulsa

    Ms. Lori Hahn


    Archdiocese of Portland

    Most Rev. Peter Smith
    Mr. Matt Cato

    Diocese of Baker

    Mr. Barry Menzentine


    Archdiocese of Philadelphia

    Mrs. Anne Ayella

    Diocese of Allentown

    Mr. Robert Olney

    Diocese of Altoona–Johnstown

    Sr. Patti Rossi

    Diocese of Erie

    Mr. William Grant

    Diocese of Harrisburg

    Mr. Peter Biasucci

    Diocese of Pittsburgh

    Mr. Michel Therrien

    Diocese of Scranton

    Ms. Catherine Butel


    Diocese of Providence

    Rev. Robert P. Perron


    Diocese of Charleston

    Deacon Gabriel Cuervo


    Diocese of Rapid City

    Ms. Amy Julian

    Diocese of Sioux Falls

    Mr. Jerome Klein


    Diocese of Knoxville

    Mr. Paul Simoneau

    Diocese of Memphis

    Mrs. Therese Gustaitis
    Ms. Christine Hash

    Diocese of Nashville

    Deacon Hans Toecker


    Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston

    Ms. Hilda Ochoa

    Archdiocese of San Antonio

    Mr. Jesús Ramirez

    Diocese of Amarillo

    Ms. Nancy Koons
    Fr. Hector Madrigal

    Diocese of Austin

    Mr. DeKarlos Blackmon

    Diocese of Beaumont

    Ms. Letty Lanza

    Diocese of Brownsville

    Mr. Miguel Santos

    Diocese of Corpus Christi

    Fr. Raynaldo Yrlas

    Diocese of Dallas

    Ms. Lynne Rossol

    Diocese of El Paso

    Rev. Anthony C. Celino

    Diocese of Fort Worth

    Mr. Peter Flynn

    Diocese of Lubbock

    Mr. B. Marty Martin

    Diocese of San Angelo

    Rev. David Herrera

    Diocese of Tyler

    Mr. Jim Smith

    Diocese of Victoria

    Ms. Debbie Vanelli
    Fr. Dan Morales

  • UTAH

    Diocese of Salt Lake City

    Ms. Jean Hill


    Diocese of Burlington

    Mr. Phil Lawson


    Diocese of Arlington

    Ms. Carla Walsh

    Diocese of Richmond

    Mr. Justin Myers


    Archdiocese of Seattle

    Mr. J. L. Drouhard
    Ms. Kelly Hickman

    Diocese of Spokane

    Mr. Robert McCann
    Mr. Scott Cooper

    Diocese of Yakima

    Fr. Robert Siler


    Diocese of Wheeling–Charleston

    Rev. Brian O’Donnell, SJ


    Archdiocese of Milwaukee

    Mr. Rob Shelledy

    Diocese of Green Bay

    Ms. Cindy St. Aubin
    Mr. Eric Weydt

    Diocese of La Crosse

    Mr. Christopher Ruff, STL

    Diocese of Madison

    Mr. Nate Simmons

    Diocese of Superior

    Mr. Steve Tarnowski


    Diocese of Cheyenne

    Mr. Matthew Potter


    Archdiocese of Military Services

    Dr. Mark Moitoza