Welcome from the Executive Director
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Catholic Charities of Tennessee website. We hope that you easily find the information you are seeking, whether for yourself or for someone you know who is in need. If you are seeking to find a way to give back, we would be grateful if you chose to become a volunteer, a donor, or both.
We are proud of our work in the community. Our goal is to enable people to rise above barriers and to achieve self-sustainability. We do that with a broad spectrum of services in various locations in the mid-state area--one day at a time, one person at a time, and one family at a time. Our tagline inspires us: "acts of love, goodwill, and kindness."
Our Catholic Charities staff is an ecumenical one, comprising professionals of various faith traditions, who are experts in their fields. Our remarkable staff exemplifies our mission every day: Following Christ's example, we recognize the dignity of all people and serve our neighbors. We serve all, without regard for faith tradition.
Offering encouragement and guidance to our clients, the programs we offer at Catholic Charities are high quality and have a high impact. We are recognized as a top 20 nonprofit and are among the largest social services providers in the region. We receive funding from multiple local, state, and federal agencies.Please let us know how we can help you.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee Senior Staff
Judy Orr, Executive Director
Mark Barry, Communications and Fundraising Director
Kellye Branson, Refugee and Immigration Services Director
John Michael Ford, Outcomes & Contract Management Director
Marie Gilland, Program Oversight Director
Alisha Haddock, Community-Based Services Director
Holly Johnson, State Coordinator, Tennessee Office for Refugees
Shirley Lopehandia, Operations Director
Kimberly Morris, Clinical Services Director
Debra Morrow, Financial Services and Contract Compliance Director