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Leadership Team

Chris Goddard, Executive Director

Chris Goddard joined Catholic Charities in May 2023 as our tenth Executive Director.

Prior to joining Catholic Charities, Chris took a 4-year sabbatical from healthcare administration to teach religion at both Seton High School and Notre Dame Academy.

Prior to teaching, Chris spent 30 years as a healthcare executive, 20 years as HealthPoint Family Care’s CEO. Located in Covington, HealthPoint serves the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations - low income, uninsured, homeless, immigrant and migrant children and families in Northern Kentucky. During his tenure, HealthPoint doubled the number of patients served. It added new mental, behavioral health, and addiction services; dental capacity grew by 7-fold; and state of the art medical and dental facilities replaced less functional and antiquated buildings.

Chris also has extensive experience serving rural populations in central and eastern Kentucky including most of the 14 counties served by the Covington Diocese. Prior to leading HealthPoint, Chris was a hospital executive for two different healthcare systems - both with ties to Northern Kentucky. Chris served as the Vice President of Regional Development for St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky which is owned and operated by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Chris first came to Kentucky in 1989 serving for 8 years as the CEO of Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital – a small, rural hospital in Irvine, Ky. For several decades, beginning in the 1950s when it first opened, it was managed by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery before being assumed by the Mercy Healthcare System in the 1980’s.

Chris has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University, Ohio; and two master’s degrees in Hospital and Health Care Administration as well Business Administration both from Xavier University; and he is a Theology master’s degree candidate at the Athenaeum of Ohio.

Chris and his wife, Diane, will celebrate 35 years of marriage in October. They have three children and one grandchild. They are a member of Holy Cross Church.


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
Michelle Barbian, LCSW, School Counselor
Amy Bauer, Parish Kitchen Assistant Manager
Sheila Dumford, MSW, LCSW, School Counseling Supervisor & School Counselor
Gary Frodge, Assistant Mobile Pantry Coordinator
Dana Gradel, Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
Mindy Garcia, Parish Kitchen Associate
Susan Goodman, Parish Kitchen Weekend Staff
John Hehman, Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator
Lisa Horney, Parish Kitchen Weekend Staff
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, LCSW, School Counselor
Dave Pike, Jail Ministry Coordinator
Sharon Raaker, MS, LPCC, School Counselor
Margaret Rahn, Client Care Specialist
Erica Sellman, Parish Kitchen Weekend Staff
Dimitra Ursic, Accounting Associate
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

Suzanne Dertherage
Vice President Marketing

Michael Enzweiler
Layer, DBL Law

Deacon Jerry Franzen
Retired School Teacher

Gregory T George
Financial Advisor
Vice Chair

Amy Hatfield
Human Resources
Gateway Community & Tech College

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

Msgr. Gerald Reinersman
Board Development and Nominations Chair

Mary Paula Schuh
Architect/Planner, NKU
Institutional Advancement Chair

Fr. Joey Shelton
Pastor St. Augustine Parish

Rafael Torres

Jim Volz
Retired Chemist, Sales & Marketing

The Diocese of Covington Catholic Charities USA