Board of Trustees


Board of Trustees 

Catholic Charities USA is governed by a Board of Trustees, many of whom are leaders in local Catholic Charities agencies across the country.

Episcopal Liaison

Most Rev. David Zubik, D.D.

Diocese of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Ms. Marguerite D. Harmon**

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
Tuscon, AZ

Vice Chair

Mr. Gregory R. Kepferle, MA**

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
San Jose, CA


Ms. Elida El-Gawly*
Director, Community Grants and Investments

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
Houston, TX


Dr. Barbara W. Shank, LICSW***
Dean and Professor

School of Social Work
St. Catherine University
University of St. Thomas

Dr. Isaiah McKinnon*
Associate Professor

University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI

Michael D. Connelly
President & CEO

Mercy Health
Cincinatti, OH

Mr. Andrew B. Linbeck*
Managing Director

Salient Partners, LP
Houston, TX

Mr. Charles C. Cornelio*
President, Defined Contribution

Lincoln Financial Group
Greensboro, NC

Mr. Gregory R. Kepferle, MA**

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
San Jose, CA

Mr. Jeffrey Bialik**
Diocesan Director

Catholic Charities, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Mr. Jesse J. Bean*
Managing Partner

JBean & Associates
San Francisco, CA

Mr. Michael Erne*
Former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Catholic Healthcare West

Mr. Peter Steinfels*
2014 Peter P and Margaret D'Angelo Endowed Chair in the Humanities

St. John’s University
New York, NY

Mr. Sean Callahan***
Chief Operating Officer

Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore, MD

Mr. Steve Bogus**
Executive Director

Catholic Charities of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Mr. Steven P. Bresnahan**
Executive Director

Catholic Charities Diocese of Saint Cloud
Saint Cloud, MN

Mr. Timothy F. Noelker*

Thompson Coburn, LLP
St. Louis, MO

Mrs. Nancy Galeazzi**
Executive Director

Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines
Des Moines, IA

Ms. Constance O’Brien***
Board Member

Ladies of Charity of the USA
St. Louis, MO

Ms. Heather Reynolds, MSW**

Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX

Ms. Martina O’Sullivan*

Dominican Hospital
Capitola, CA

Ms. Sheila Gilbert***

National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Indianapolis, IN

Rev. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan**
Executive Director

Catholic Charities of New York
New York, NY

Robert J. McCann, PhD
Executive Director

Catholic Charities Spokane
Spokane, WA

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC***
President and CEO

Catholic Health Association
St. Louis, MO

Sr. Linda Yankoski* (Past Chair)
President and CEO

Holy Family Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

* = Independent board member; ** = Member agency Executive Director *** = Representative of Catholic Health Association of the United States, St. Vincent de Paul, or a Catholic College/University