Our People

Human Capital

Catholic Charities improves the quality of life for individuals and families through a wide array of specialized services provided by compassionate and highly skilled professionals. We value our human capital, a diverse and eclectic body of nearly 600 employees all sharing a common value: promoting the dignity and respect of all persons.

Board of Trustees

Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M.* – President,
Bishop of Trenton

Robert L. Tanzola, Jr. – Chair

Vito Nardelli – Vice Chair

John M. Tesoro – Treasurer

Marlene Laó-Collins – Secretary

Brenda Rascher*

Rev. Msgr. Thomas Gervasio

Senator Peter A. Inverso

Paul J. Kolano

Dr. Jack V. Kirnan

Stan Koreyva

Frances A. McElhill, Esq.

Robert W. Southwick (Emeritus)

Vlad St. Phard

J. George Reilly

Martin Hernandez

*Corporate Board

Agency Leadership

Marlene Laó-Collins

Executive Director

George Bontcue, CPA

Associate Executive Director of Fiscal Affairs

Jean Furdella

Compliance Director

Ronald Gering, LPC, CCMHC

Service Area Director, Children and Family Services

Susan Loughery, MBA

Director of Operations

Nancy Tompkins, MBA

Director of Development and Marketing

Adriana Torres-O'Connor, PsyD, MBA

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Arnold Valentin, Jr.

Acting Service Area Director, Community Services

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