Our Leadership Team, Board, and Frontline Staff are committed to the people we serve. They represent a cross-section of our community and have a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly help those in need.
Chief Executive Officer
We are delighted to welcome Jennielynn Holmes as CEO of Catholic Charities. As a leader and pioneer in poverty solutions, she serves on the Leadership Santa Rosa’s Steering Committee, Sonoma County’s First Five Commission, and as the Vice-Chair of the Sonoma County Continuum of Care Board.
B.A. History, Spanish, and Sociology
Masters in Public Administration
Chief Program Officer
Matthew brings nearly 30 years of experience serving adults and seniors with disabilities, as well as children, youth, and adults experiencing homelessness. He oversees Catholic Charities full range of Homelessness and Housing Solutions, Immigration Legal Services, and Homelessness Prevention programs.
Chief Administrative Officer
Sharon brings over 30 years of leadership and Human Resources experience enhanced by organizational development and systems thinking approach to the work. In her role, she leads the organization through all administrative functions including HR, Quality Improvement, IT, Facilities, and Safety.
Masters of Psychology in Organizational Development
Chief Development Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Immigration Legal Services
Dina oversees all immigration legal services, citizenship classes, education, and outreach in both urban and rural areas. Her experience as an education coordinator for farmworker services and outreach in Northern California help her connect on a deep level with clients’ needs.
Assistant Director of Immigration Legal Services
Assistant Director of Financial Stability
Assistant Director of Homeless Outreach, Engagement, and Sam Jones Hall
Assistant Director of Supportive Housing and Napa Housing & Shelter Programs
Director of HR & Learning and Development
Serene brings 15 years of nonprofit leadership to oversee all day-to-day HR functions and activities. She leads from the heart with a passion for empowering women and communities of color to access resources and develop to their full potential. She is committed to developing sustainable and healthy communities through advocating for social justice and equality for our community.
Director of Administration & Quality Improvement
Doria oversees all policy and procedures, performance quality review, compliance and grant compliance, reporting, executive support, and training. With 45 years of experience as a school principal, she shapes a culture of excellence through robust policies.
Assistant Director of Administration and Quality Improvement
In my 28 years as an educator, both in the classroom and as a school administrator, it was evident that children who lived in homes below the poverty line thrived best when a school and community invested in these families’ basic needs and provided increased academic and emotional support. After I retired from the school system, the desire to help vulnerable families have a community support system led me to a job with Catholic Charities. Working here brings me joy in providing administrative support for our hard-working staff who care for our clients, all of whom are looking for a place to call home.
Director of Funding Partnerships
Overseeing the agency's grant portfolio, LaSette brings over 8 years of experience administering grants and stewarding relationships with funders and fellow community-based organizations. LaSette taps into her experience and established relationships with funders to ensure the agency has the resources to carry out its mission and serve the most vulnerable in our community.
Director of Philanthropy - Donor Engagement & Leadership Giving
Margie brings many years of experience in strategic planning, project management, and internal consulting from the corporate arena to her passion for connecting our community to the work of Catholic Charities.
Director of Philanthropy - Operations & Donor Experience
Cyndi is a Sonoma County native with years of experience in fundraising, event planning, marketing, and editorial services. She also has a background in banking and recruiting, having worked in both corporate and temporary staffing environments. Cyndi has a lifelong passion for education, respect, health, and the wellbeing of children and families from all backgrounds.
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Catholic Charities Board:
President: Tony Hildesheim
Chairman: The Most Reverend Robert F. Vasa, Bishop of Santa Rosa
Vice President: Jim Nantell
Treasurer: Dennis Harter
Secretary: Catherine Trione
Dennis J. Byrne