Meet our Catholic Charities team

Administrative Staff

Sharon Aragona, Chief Operating Officer
Silvia Suarez, Executive Assistant
Monica Mattioli, Director of Development
Nikki Cole, Assistant Director of Development
Guy Scheiwiller, Director of Finance
Rhonda Pfister, Accountant
Lucille Acken, Diocesan Director for Organizational Development and Grants
Andrea Herigodt, Performance, Quality Improvement and Compliance Director
Pamela D'Ambrosio, Contracts Manager
Angie Nickol, Accounts Payable
Peggy Shaw, Acounts Payable Assistant
Mike Kuske, Human Resources Technician

Regional Directors

Mary Shaughnessy, Collier County
Charles Anderson, Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties
Lucille Acken, Immigration Services
Paulina Matias, Disaster Relief Services
Yuri Kaplun, Refugee Resettlement Program and Disaster Response Logistics Coordinator

Program Directors/Coordinators

Sarasota County
Joan Pierse, Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
Reina Buzzi, Financial Assistance
Joyce Scott, Our Mother's House
Jamie Van Dyke, St. Martha's Early Learning Center
Ruth Ross, Senior Case Management
Cynthia Townsend, Catholic Charities Family Haven
Colleen McMenamin, Bethesda House
Lucy Sanchez Cruz, Housing Counseling

Charlotte County
Kimi Harms, Boca Grande Child Care Center
Kathleen Nelson, New Paradigm of Catholic Charities

Lee County
Erika Pineros, Human Trafficking Victims Assistance
Alice Del Valle, Senior Support Coordination Program
Alice Del Valle, SNAP and Infant Toddler Supply Program
Jose Perez, Positive Youth Development Program
Pam Malafronte, AFCAAM After School Reading Program
Veronica Barber, AFCAAM Mentoring Programs
Roseann Albertario, AFCAAM Development

Collier County
Allegra Belliard, Judy Sullivan Family Resource Center of Catholic Charities
Peggy Rodriguez, Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities
Geri Poletti, Catholic Charities Counseling Services
Tatiana Fortune, Golden Gate Senior Access Center

DeSoto County
Andrea Herigodt, Catholic Charities in DeSoto County
Clara Alvarez, Casa San Juan Bosco Education Programs