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Junior Board Executive Committee 

Brian Allen, Executive Chair

Attorney, Baker Hostetler LLP

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Carla Cricco-Lizza, Benefits Committee Chair


Member Since

Brian is a litigation counsel with Baker Hostetler LLP and former NYC prosecutor.  As a native New Yorker, Brian has seen the good work done by Catholic Charities throughout this city since he was a child. He was drawn to the Junior Board because of the inspiring dedication and commitment of its members to help all those in need. Brian is excited and honored to chair the Junior Board this year as it enters its second decade of service.

Interests: cooking, hiking, travel


Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez, Volunteer Co-Chair

Manager, Intellectual Property & Compliance, Reis Services, LLC

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Claudine Holt, Special Events Chair

Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital

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Carla (along with Mary Kate Skehan) leads the monthly Midnight Run initiative - a program where Junior Board members come together to pack brown bag meals and distribute them to the homeless of NYC. Carla and Mary Kate are also co-chairs of the overarching Volunteer Committee, which organizes all volunteer-focused events. Their goal is to match the energy and enthusiasm of the Junior Board’s volunteers with the 90+ agencies and service organizations under the Catholic Charities umbrella, and with that plan, a calendar of diverse, compelling volunteer-opportunities to ensure each member has the chance to impact their community!

Interests: running, traveling to national parks, candy crush


Claudine joined the Catholic Charities Junior Board when she moved to NYC in 2015. Claudine joined the Executive Committee in 2016 as the Faith Co-Chair and currently serves as the new Special Events Co-Chair. Claudine is excited about the opportunity to help the community, deepen her faith and meet other young professionals in the city through the Junior Board. In Claudine’s professional life, she is a physician at Mount Sinai Hospital specializing in occupational illness/injuries and World Trade Center related illnesses. Outside of work, she loves reading, traveling, and the arts. Her goal as Special Events Co-Chair is to engage members as much as possible through fun social activities.

Interests: reading, traveling, and the arts


Deirdre Mangan, Faith Chair

Paralegal, Chapman and Cutler LLP

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John Rinaldo, Marketing Chair

Account Executive, DISH Network & Sling TV Media Sales

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Deirdre joined the Catholic Charities Junior Board in Chicago many years ago and knew she wanted to join the NYC Junior Board when she moved here.  The Junior Board offers so many unique volunteer opportunities to give back to the community and the chance to meet other members who share the same passion for Catholic Charities’ mission of charity to anyone in need.

Interests: Playing soccer and volleyball and taking trips back to Chicago to see my nieces and nephews.


John is an account executive in advanced television at DISH Network & SlingTV Media Sales. A native of Long Island, NY, John has been a Junior Board member for three years and is passionate about community outreach volunteer opportunities. As Marketing Chair, he oversees communication of events, manages social media channels and leads overall marketing initiatives relating to the Junior Board.

Interests: golf, fishing, classical pianist


Mary Kate Skehan, Volunteer Co-Chair

Literary Scout, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Members Since

Mary Kate is a literary scout at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. She spends most of her free time reading, but also likes to cook, knit, and spend as much time as possible with her four baby nieces and nephews back in Pennsylvania! Mary Kate joined the Junior Board to meet other young Catholics in the city, and in addition to making wonderful new friends, she has also really connected with the amazing people at Catholic Charities’ volunteer sites. She is looking forward to deepening the Junior Board's relationships with our volunteer sites, and expanding into new opportunities, too!    


Junior Board Members

Emerging Leaders

Brian Allen Joey Camerata Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez
Daniel Dunay Joseph Gannon Lindsay Pistilli
John Rinaldo Thomas Slanover  


Kevin Cassidy Carla Cricco-Lizza May Angela King
James Pickel Kayvon Rahbar Michael Tracey
Jacqueline Schweiger    


Raul Chaves Nickesha David Claudine Holt
Christina Quaranta    

General Members

Jasmin Abbatiello Francis Asprec Cristal Bello
Clare Bush Morgan Carroll Lisa-Anne Chung
Heidi Cinquegrana Clare Davies John DeLacio
Catherine Farr Tekau Frere Matt Galvin
Amanda Grayson Ashley Grier Katelynn Jones
Kelly Keenan Rebecca Larrabee Robert Lee
Deirdre Mangan Jennifer Manning Barbara Marte
Michael McConville Ryan Meghan Stephanie Miodus
Peter Mulligan Eric Panchenko Kristen Renzulli
Liz Simasek Mary Kate Skehan Allie Sorrentino
Laura Travers John Tresler Sarah Trillo
Marcela Valencia Marisel Wilbur Ruth Zapata


To learn more about the Junior Board, visit us here. Become a member today by clicking here.

For questions, please e-mail ccvolunteer@archny.org 

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