Our mission is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for social justice, and to call other people of good will to do the same.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey Board Members

Most Rev. Daniel E. Garcia, Chairman

Martina O’Sullivan, President

Paul Gutierrez, Vice President 

Cindy Zoller Silver, Secretary 

Clancy D’Angelo, Chief Financial Officer

Ana Ventura Phares, Executive Director

Rev. Fredy Calvario

Joseph Glunz Sr.

Bette Harken

Melanie Nicora

Christopher E. Panetta

Deacon Hugo Patino

Nanci Perocchi

Larry Sage

Laura Segura

Rev. Jerry McCormick, Honorary Board Member

Ana Ventura PharesExecutive Director

Aurelio Salazar Jr.Director of Family Supportive Services

Jeraline Singh EdwardsDirecting Attorney, Immigration & Citizenship

Jorge Sifuentes, Deputy Director of Immigration & Citizenship

Angela Di NovellaDevelopment Director

Allen GanadenExecutive Administrative Assistant

At Catholic Charities, we help people, regardless of their faith, who are struggling with poverty and other complex issues.

Our agency, through its advocacy and core programs, is making progress toward better serving and loving our neighbors across the country.

Founded in 1984...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey, is a faith-based non-profit social service agency providing aid to individuals and families in the central coast counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and San Luis Obispo.

We are motivated by our mission to assist individuals and families of all backgrounds and beliefs; providing them with tools and resources to help meet the basic necessities for life. In addition, we provide information and referrals to social service agencies in each community we serve. Our core programs are: Family Supportive Services, Legal Immigration and Citizenship Services, and Tattoo Removal.

Catholic Charities of California

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey is a member of Catholic Charities of California, Inc., a statewide organization representing the twelve local Catholic Charities Agencies in the state. Find out more at Catholic Charities California

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey is a member agency of Catholic Charities USA, a national organization whose mission is to provide service to people in need, advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same. Find out more at Catholic Charities USA