Our Team

It takes more than caring people to lift people out of poverty. It takes a dedicated team.

At Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, we know that our goal to help move people from poverty to sustainability is a major undertaking. We face this challenge one day at a time, one person at a time, and one family at a time. Our work is carried out through the efforts of our remarkable staff members, who are driven towards accomplishing our vision each and every day. Offering encouragement and guidance to our clients, the programs we offer at Catholic Charities have a high impact for people in need of our services. Our staff help people who cross our paths move forward with hope, dignity and a plan for a better future.

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada Team


Executive Team

Marie Baxter, M.Ed. CFRE
Chief Executive Officer

Lee Hernandez
Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Klipfel, MBA
Chief Operating Officer

Jim Williams
Human Resources Officer

Development Team

Jennifer Hill
Chief Development Officer

Lisa Genasci, MS, CSM, CTW
Chief Grants Officer

Lisa Z. Ross
Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

Program Directors

Carlos Carrillo, Director
St. Vincent's Food Pantry

Kim Vandenhazel, Director
St. Vincent's Dining Room

Ray Van Hest, Director
St. Vincent's Resource Hub

Annie Allen, Director
Immigration Assistance Program

Jerry Summers
Director of Facilities

Dave Carrothers

John Fisher, Director
St. Vincent's Thrift Stores


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