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Executive Committee & Members


Junior Board Executive Committee 

Brian Allen
Executive Chair

Attorney, Baker Hostetler LLP

Member Since


Heidi Cinquegrana
Partnerships Co-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 Cricco-Lizza
Benefit Chair


Member Since


Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez
Volunteer Co-Chair

Manager, Intellectual Property & Compliance, Reis Services, LLC

Member Since



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


John Rinaldo
Membership Outreach Co-Chair

Account Executive, DISH Network & Sling TV Media Sales

Member Since


Mary Kate Skehan
Volunteer Co-Chair

Literary Scout, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Member Since

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 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!


Sarah Trillo
Membership Outreach Co-Chair

Internal Mangement Consultant

Member Since


Ruth Zapata
Partnerships Co-Chair

Real Estate Specialist

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.



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
Joey Camerata
Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez
Daniel Dunay
Joseph Gannon
Lindsay Pistilli
Thomas Slanover    



Carla Cricco-Lizza
Charles Lau
Kenneth Marino
Roseline Neveling
Griffin O’Shea
James Pickel
Kayvon Rahbar
Patrick Reichert
John Rinaldo
Jacqueline Schweiger
Luigi Sinapi Jr. Michael Tracey



Raul Chaves
Nickesha David
Jonathan Kosar
Claudine Holt
Sarah Trillo
Christina Quaranta


General Members

Jeongkyun Ahn 
Michael Amalfe
Thilini Ariyawansa
Francis Asprec
Cristal Bello
Clare Bush
Morgan Carroll Richard Cedrone
Shannon Chisholm
Heidi Cinquegrana
John DeLacio
Laura Donodeo
Tekau Frere
Matt Galvin
Amanda Grayson
Ashley Grier
Paul Guevara
John Hennig
Katelynn Jones Rose Kavanagh Abigail Krutsick
Rebecca Larrabee
Robert Lee
Deirdre Mangan
Jennifer Manning
Michael McConville
John McCoy
Ryan Meghan
Gila Merckle
Stephanie Miodus
Peter Mulligan
Eric Panchenko
Brittany Patane
Kristen Renzulli
Sara Russel
Peter Scutero
Mary Kate Skehan Liz Simasek Mary Kate Skehan
Allie Sorrentino
Laura Travers
John Tresler
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 Christina Perez at christina.perez@archny.org 

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