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Executive Committee & Members


Junior Board Executive Committee 


Carla Cricco-Lizza
Executive Co-Chair

Benefit Chair


Member Since


Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez
Executive Co-Chair

Solutions Architect, Moody's Analystics, Reis Services, LLC

Member Since



Carla joined the Catholic Charities Junior Board in 2015 and was the Co-Chair of the Volunteer Committee immediately before becoming the Co-Executive Chair. She is a Solutions Architect at Moody’s Analytics, specializing in custom answers to client’s commercial real estate questions.  She looks forward to further growing the Junior Board’s reach across our partner agencies, providing help and creating hope for even more New Yorkers. Carla earned her BA from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and in 2019 will earn her MBA from Columbia Business School.  She encourages everyone to try out one of our many great volunteer or social events, and consider becoming a part of our community!


Sarah Trillo
Membership Outreach Chair

Internal Mangement Consultant

Member Since


Mary Kate Skehan
Volunteer Chair

Literary Scout, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Member Since

Sarah is an internal management consultant at American Express.  She joined the Junior Board to get more involved in the many volunteer opportunities that Catholic Charities has to offer, and has been continuously inspired by the other members she has meet through volunteering, social events, and the “Christmas in July” benefit committee. 

As Membership Outreach Co-Chair, Sarah is looking forward to connecting with more of the Junior Board members, as well as welcoming new young professional New Yorkers into this group of passionate and dedicated individuals.  In her free time, Sarah loves to travel, cook, read, and explore NYC.


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!


Ruth Zapata
Partnerships Chair

Real Estate Specialist

Member Since


Griffin O'Shea
Benefit Vice Chair

CCS Fundraising

Member Since

Ruth Zapata is a midwesterner living in the Big Apple. She has been with Catholic Charities for over 4 years and she is passionate about meeting new people and trying out new ventures. She currently works as a Real Estate Specialist and works hard to connect fellow New Yorkers to their ideal home. She also expertly guides her clients to the best investment opportunities in the NYC area.

Ruth's most exciting adventure has only just begun, as she enters into the world of motherhood. Having a renewed respect to the juggles of parenthood, she continuously explores her love for travel, shopping, and new cuisines!






Junior Board Members

Emerging Leaders

Brian Allen
Carla Cricco-Lizza
Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez
Daniel Dunay
Joseph Gannon
Liz Pohl
Anthony Simasek Thomas Slanover Patrick Reichert



Elena Luca
Kenneth Marino
Griffin O'Shea



Catherine Hanczor
Meghan Merkl
Maggie O'Connor
Hazel Secco
Sarah Trillo


General Members

Jeongkyun Ahn 
Thilini Ariyawansa Angel Auddiffred
Brooke Barlock
Tony Berry
Caitlyn Brady Heidi Cinquegrana
Lizette Cruz Anthony DeBonis John DeLacio
Anthony Dent Hannah Dent Laura Donodeo
Jessica Garcia Saralyssa Gonzalez Amanda Grayson
Kristin Guyler
Katelynn Jones
Rose Kavanagh
Derek Kirk
Rebecca Larrabee Alyssa Lang
Michael Marshall Rachel Migl Stephanie Miodus
Thomas Moran Peter Mulligan Gregory Nicolai
Eric Panchenko
Brittany Patane
Michael Roberts
Sara Russell Anne Salloom Abbey Santanello
Peter Simon Mary Kate Skehan Allie Sorrentino
Michelle Sindhunirmala Michael Tracey Laura Travers
Daniel Tonkovich Luciano Umerez Ruth Zapata


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

For questions, please e-mail Christina Perez at

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