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Committee on International Justice and Peace

Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Chairman
Bishop of Las Cruces

Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of Venice

Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Bishop of San Diego

Most Reverend William F. Murphy
Bishop of Rockville Centre

Most Reverend George V. Murry
Bishop of Youngstown

Most Reverend Micheal F. Olson
Bishop of Fort Worth

Most Reverend Richard E. Pates
Bishop of Des Moines

Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento

Most Reverend Abdallah Elias Zaidan
Bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon

Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development

Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane, Chairman
Bishop of Venice

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn

Most Reverend Robert McElroy
Bishop of San Diego

Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento

Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan
Bishop of Camden

Most Reverend David P. Talley
Bishop of Alexandria

Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Most Reverend David P. Talley, Chairman
Bishop of Alexandria

Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas
Bishop of Tucson

Most Reverend David M. O'Connell
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

Most Reverend Michael W. Warfel
Bishop of Great Falls-Billings

Most Reverend Jorge Rodriguez
Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento

Most Reverend Donald F. Hanchon
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit

Most Reverend John Stowe
Bishop of Lexington

Most Reverend Robert F. Hennessey
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development Staff

Dr. Jonathan Reyes
Executive Director

Marxtine (Stine) Gross 
Executive Assistant 

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States.  Led by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, CCHD demonstrates the principles of Catholic social teaching by helping low-income people and communities to organize to improve their lives. CCHD provides grants to self-help community organizations and economic development initiatives to address the causes of poverty in low-income communities.

Ralph McCloud 

Lydia Jiles
Grants Administrator

Ian Mitchell
Grant Specialist - Area A (Northeast)

Kate Dorsett
Grant Specialist - Area D (Southwest, Central)

Randy Keesler 
Grant Specialist - Area C (Southeast)

Sandy Mattingly-Paulen 
Grant Specialist - Area B (Midwest)

Sean Wendlinder 
Grant Specialist - Area E(West)

Maura Moser
Mission Identity Outreach Manager


Education and Outreach

The Education and Outreach staff assists the bishops in broadening, deepening and strengthening efforts to share Catholic social teaching, to educate about poverty and the mission of CCHD, and to involve diocesan and other Catholic leaders in effective education, grassroots advocacy and action on the Catholic social mission. The Department develops electronic and other communications, action alerts, convenings and youth initiatives, educational resources and tools to help bishops, diocesan leaders and others to share and act on the Church’s social mission.

Susan Stevenot Sullivan
Director of Education & Outreach

Charlie Gardner
Poverty Education and Outreach Manager

Maura Moser
Mission Identity Outreach Manager

Ivone Guillen
Catholic Social Teaching Education Coordinator

Jill Rauh 
Assistant Director of Education and Outreach

Jessica Zurcher
Outreach & Information Associate

Nicole Germain
Program Associate

Office of Domestic Social Development

The Office of Domestic Social Development works with the Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development to coordinate the USCCB’s policy development and advocacy on major national social and economic justice issues, including poverty, health care, housing, hunger, agriculture, death penalty, civil rights, labor and employment.

Mark Rohlena
Family Stability and Poverty, Food/Nutrition/Agriculture, Civil Rights/Race, Native American Concerns

Meghan Goodwin
Policy Advisor
Economy/Trade, Housing, Border Issues, Healthcare/Mental Health, Social Services in Educational Settings

Michael O'Rourke
Policy Advisor
Criminal/Restorative Justice, Death Penalty, Labor/Work, Welfare Programs, Human Trafficking, Gun Violence

Elizabeth Dietz
DSD Staff Assistant

Office of International Justice and Peace

The Office of International Justice and Peace works with the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace to coordinate USCCB policy development and advocacy on the moral and human dimensions of international issues, including war and peace, global poverty, religious liberty, human rights, foreign aid, trade and debt relief. The office focuses in particular on acting in solidarity with the Church in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia. 

Stephen Colecchi 
Middle East, Peace

Virginia Farris 
Eurasia, Human Rights

Stephen Hilbert 
Africa, Foreign Aid

Christopher Ljungquist
Latin America, Global Trade 

Elizabeth Dietz - IJP Assistant


Environmental Justice Program

The Environmental Justice Program (EJP) calls Catholics to a deeper respect for God’s creation and engages parishes in activities that deal with environmental problems, particularly as they affect the poor.

Ricardo Simmonds
Environmental Justice, Climate Change

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