Committee on International Justice and Peace

Most Reverend A. Elias Zaidan, Chairman
Bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon

Most Reverend Italo Dell'Oro
Auxiliary Bishop of Galveston-Houston

Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of Venice

Most Reverend Joseph R. Kopacz
Bishop of Jackson

Most Reverend David J. Malloy
Bishop of Rockford

Most Reverend William F. Murphy
Bishop Emeritus of Rockville Centre

Most Reverend Thanh Thai Nguyen
Auxiliary Bishop of Orange

Most Reverend Jorge H. Roriguez-Novelo
Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

Most Reverend Peter L. Smith
Auxiliary Bishop of Portland in Oregon


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Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development

Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Chairman
Archbishop of Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia

Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley
Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Most Reverend Joseph A. Espaillat
Auxiliary Bishop of New York

Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda
Archbishop of Minneapolis-St. Paul

Most Reverend William M. Joensen
Bishop of Des Moines

Most Reverend William E. Koenig
Bishop of Wilmington

Most Reverend David J. Malloy
Bishop of Rockford

Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior
Bishop of Harrisburg

Most Reverend A. Elias Zaidan
Bishop of Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon

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Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, Chairman
Bishop of Harrisburg

Most Reverend John P. Dolan
Bishop of Phoenix

Most Reverend John Stowe, OFM Conv.
Bishop of Lexington

Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson, D.D.
Bishop of Yakima

Most Reverend Timothy E. Freyer
Auxiliary Bishop of Orange

Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas
Bishop Emeritus of Tucson

Most Reverend Bruce A. Lewandowski, C.Ss.R.
Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore

Most Reverend Jorge Rodríguez-Novelo
Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

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Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development Staff

Richard Coll
Executive Director

Marxtine (Stine) Gross 
Executive Assistant 
202-541-3180    @email

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 
202-541-3367   @email

Alexandra Carroll
Assistant Director
202-541-3364  @email

Lydia Jiles
Grants Administrator
202-541-3210  @email

Jessica Zurcher
Grant Specialist - Area A (Northeast)
202-541-3371   @email

Juan Aranda
Grant Specialist - Area D (Southwest, Central)
202-541-3370  @email

Randy Keesler 
Grant Specialist - Area C (Southeast)
202-541-3369  @email

Gene Giannotta
Grant Specialist - Area B (Midwest)
202-541-3211 @email

Sean Wendlinder 
Grant Specialist - Area E(West)
202-541-3212  @email

Joseph (Joe) Jordan
Communications Manager for Social Mission
202-541-3380   @email

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/young adult initiatives, educational resources and tools to help bishops, diocesan leaders and others to share and act on the Church’s social mission.

Jill Rauh
Director of Education & Outreach
202-541-3381  @email

Helder Hernandez
Poverty Education and Outreach Coordinator
202-541-3372   @email 

Joseph (Joe) Jordan
Communications Manager for Social Mission
202-541-3380  @email

Diana Brown
Program Associate
202-541-3185  @email

Yohan Garcia
Catholic Social Teaching Education Manager
202-541-3373   @email

Emily Schumacher-Novak
Assistant Director of Education and Outreach
202-541-3297  @email


Outreach & Information 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.

Michael O'Rourke
202-541-3143  @email

Julie Bodnar
Policy Advisor
Agriculture and Rural Development, Domestic Poverty and Income Support, Housing, Hunger and Nutrition, Payday Lending, Labor and Work, Trade, US-Mexico Border
202-541-3445 @email

Katherine Sheffield
Civil Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Death Penalty, Gun Violence, Healthcare, Mental and Behavioral Health, Human Trafficking, Native American Issues, Tax Policy

Elizabeth Dietz
DSD Assistant
202-541-3160 @email

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. 

Lucas Koach
Middle East, Peace
202-541-3196 @email

Virginia Farris 
Eurasia, Human Rights
202-541-3182   @email

Stephen Hilbert 
Africa, Foreign Aid
202-541-3149   @email

Christopher Ljungquist
Latin America, Global Trade 

Elizabeth Dietz - IJP Assistant
202-541-3160  @email

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
Policy Advisor
Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

Danielle Brown
Associate Director
202-541-3167  @email


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