Our Catholic Charities staff is an ecumenical one, comprising professionals of various faith traditions. We are proud of our work in the community. We serve all, without regard for faith tradition. 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: ““Love, Hope, Healing.”
Catholic Charities is recognized as a top 25 nonprofit and is the largest social services provider in the region. We are funded through charitable donations from the community, as well as from multiple local, state, and federal grants.
Our 150-person team includes highly trained and credentialed social service and clinical experts in. Our remarkable staff exemplifies our mission every day: Following Christ’s example, we recognize the dignity of all people and serve our neighbors.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville Senior Leadership Team
Judy K. Orr, LSMW, Executive Director
Annabelle Cruz-Orengo, Deputy Executive Director, Administration
John Michael Ford, Deputy Executive Director, Programs
Mac Hardcastle, Deputy Executive Director of Development and Philanthropy
Debra Morrow, Deputy Executive Director, Finance and Business
Paola Beltran, Communications Manager
Angela Evans, Community Engagement Manager
Lisa Fisher, MSSW, County Expansion Program Director
Heather Mencke, BSW, New Americans Program Director
Louisa Saratora, Tennessee Office for Refugees Director
Cindy Tipler, Executive Projects Manager
Dr. Deanna Webster, PHD, LMFT, LSW Clinical Services Director