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Leadership Team

Alan Pickett

Alan Pickett Alan Pickett joined Catholic Charities in September 2014 as our ninth Executive Director after 36 years in professional service as a practicing CPA, and in various administrative and leadership roles in several professional service firms. Most recently, Alan was the Executive Director at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, a large regional law firm based in Cincinnati. During Alan’s professional career he completed a Master of Arts Program in Lay Pastoral Ministry from the Athenaeum of Ohio in 2010. In addition, Alan has spent much of his adult life preparing to give back to the community by actively participating in numerous ministries at his parish and volunteering in a variety of programs in the community including the Diocese of Covington Pro Life Commission, Tender Mercies and Exodus Jail Listening Ministry of Northern Kentucky. Alan is also active in the Cursillo movement.

Shannon Braun, MSW, Assistant Executive Director
Vicky Bauerle, BA, Institutional Advancement Manager
David Durr, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Director
Anna Phillips, BA, FDC, Client Care Coordinator, Parenting Supervisor, St. Joseph Apartment Supervisor
Deanna Singer, Controller

Catholic Charities Staff

Jennifer Abdrabbo, Institutional Advancement and Development Associate
Patti Anderson, Housing Supervisor
Amy Bauer, Parish Kitchen Assistant Manager
Dave Capella, Jail Ministry Coordinator

Cyndi Dennemann, MA, LPCC, Clinical Counselor
Sheila Dumford, MSW, CSW, School Counseling Supervisor & School Counselor
Gary Frodge, Assistant Mobile Pantry Coordinator
Dana Gradel, Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
Mindy Garcia, Parish Kitchen Associate
John Hehman, Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator
Amy Littleton, Quality Assurance Coordinator

Brandy Medaugh, Client Care Specialist and St. Joseph Case Manager
Chris Meyer, Parish Kitchen Weekend Staff
Lynne Moore, Client Care Specialist
Donna Moreland, MSW, CSW, School Counselor
Sharon Raaker, MS, LPCC, School Counselor
Margaret Rahn, Client Care Specialist

Michelle Schuck, MSW, CSW, School Counselor
Erica Sellman, Parish Kitchen Weekend Staff
Clare Vetter, Parish Kitchen Weekend Staff
Jill Walch, Volunteer Coordinator
James Wendeln, Parish Kitchen Manager
Jim Young, Parish Kitchen Weekend Staff
Belle Zembrodt, LPCC, Clinical Counselor

The email address of staff members is the first letter of staff member’s first name and their last name @covingtoncharities.org.

Board of Directors

Most Reverend John C. Iffert, DD, President
Bishop of Covington

Very Rev. Mark Keene, Vice President
Vicar General; Pastor, St. Agnes Parish

Juan Aviles
Retired Sr. V.P. Fidelity

Fr. Michael Comer
Pastor, Mother of God Parish

Deacon Jim Fortner
Chief Operating Officer, Diocese of Covington

Fr. Michael Grady, Secretary
Parocial Vicar, Administrator, St. Therese Parish

Mr. Dale Henson, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Diocese of Covington

Msgr. Gerald Reinersman, V.F.
Pastor, St Joseph, Cold Spring

Advisory Board

Randy Rawe
Financial Advisor
Board Chair

Tim Beck
Cincinnati Bell Vice President IT

Deacon Jerry Franzen
Retired School Teacher

Gregory T George
Financial Advisor
Vice Chair

Dan Groneck
Retired Bank Executive

Jeff Jehn
Retired Business Owner
Finance Chair

Lisa Knochelmann
Business Owner and Accountant

Dinah Marron
Information Technology

Dan Meier
Retired Pharmacist
Program & Advocacy Committee Chair

Sr. Fran Moore, CDP
Sister of Divine Providence

Msgr. Gerald Reinersman
Board Development and Nominations Chair
Pastor, St. Joseph, Cold Spring

Clare Ruehl

Mary Paula Schuh
Architect/Planner, NKU
Institutional Advancement Chair

Fr. Joey Shelton
Pastor St. Augustine Parish

Jim Volz
Retired Chemist, Sales & Marketing

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