Committee on Migration

Most Rev. Mario E. Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington

Most Rev. Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami
Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston
Most Rev. John P. Dolan, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego
Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz, Bishop of El Paso
Most Rev. Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of Tucson
Most Rev. Robert P. Reed, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
Most Rev. John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe

Most Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
Most Rev. Nicholas A. DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn
His Eminence Sean Cardinal P. O'Malley, OFM CAP, Archdiocese of Boston
Most Rev. Eusebio L. Elizondo, M.Sp.S., Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle
Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville
Ms. Anna Gallagher
Sister Donna Markham, OP
Mr. William O'Keefe
Ms. Mary Capizzi
Mr. William Kappaz
Mr. Timothy Shriver
Sister Norma Pimentel
Ms. Gabriela Smith
Father Dan Groody
Mr. Michael Sheedy


Office of the Executive Director 
Bill Canny, Executive Director
(202) 541-3169

The Office of the Executive Director provides overall direction to and leadership of the department and collaborates with other USCCB offices, allied Catholic organizations, and other partner agencies on special projects and initiatives designed to promote awareness of and collective responses to the plight of immigrants, migrants, refugees, trafficking victims, and people on the move.

Within the Office of the Executive Director is the Resource Development office, which solicits funds from private, institutional, and governmental sources to provide funding for things that government programs will not fund.  Individuals may make tax-deductible contribution directly to the National Catholic Fund for Migration and Refugee Services.

Office of Policy and Public Affairs
David Spicer, Senior Policy Advisor
(202) 541-3207

The MRS Office of Policy and Public Affairs assists the bishops in the development and promotion of migration and refugee policy positions within the context of the Church's social and moral teaching and implements efforts that foster greater advocacy, awareness, understanding, and support for the work of MRS and the vulnerable populations it serves.

Office of Resettlement Services
Rachel Pollock, Director of Resettlement Services
(202) 541-3345

The MRS Office of Resettlement Services partners with diocesan and other service offices to provide new life opportunities for refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, asylees, and other populations in need of resettlement.

Office of Children's Services
Lindsay Shah, Director of Children's Services
(202) 541-3353

The MRS Office of Children's Services is one of two agencies authorized by the U.S. Department of State to resettle unaccompanied refugee children.  MRS serves as a leader in the protection of unaccompanied, refugee, and immigrant children by providing family reunification and foster care services.

General Contact Information

Migration & Refugee Services
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 4th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20017

Phone: (202) 541-3352
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