The Council of Diocesan Directors is comprised of executive directors of Catholic Charities member agencies across the country.
Current members of the Executive Committee of the Council of Diocesan Directors include:
Chair: Nancy Galeazzi, Des Moines, IA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Steve Bogus, Louisville, KY, email@example.com
Convening Committee Chair: Rob McCann, Spokane, WA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Governance Committee Chair: Steve Bresnahan, St. Cloud, MN, email@example.com
Leadership Development Committee Chair: Joe Mahoney, Pueblo, CO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominating Committee Chair: Kevin Hickey, Camden, NJ, email@example.com
Member: Meg Andersen, Youngstown, OH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member: Ted Bergh, Cincinnati, OH, email@example.com
Member: Gerry Carter, Charlotte, NC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member: Jean Dresley, Shreveport, LA, Jean.email@example.com
Member: Rosemary Miller, Helena, MT, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member: Sr. Norma Pimentel, Brownsville, TX, email@example.com
Member: Maura Taylor, Springfield, MO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member: Dennis Walczyk, Buffalo, NY, email@example.com
Staff: Kristan Schlichte, CCUSA National Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
The bylaws of Catholic Charities USA state: "The heads of all Agency Members in good standing have a right to sit on the Council of Diocesan Directors. The Council of Diocesan Directors shall elect its leadership and be the vehicle to identify and recommend to the Governance Committee candidates for the Agency Members of the Board. While the Council of Diocesan Directors has no direct governance responsibilities, it should provide input and coordination between Catholic Charities USA’s office and the local Agency Members. The Council of Diocesan Directors will meet every Spring as well as at the Annual Gathering."
Orientation for new Diocesan Directors is hosted by the National Office. Contact Kristan Schlichte for dates and details.