COA Staff and Board

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Administration & Finance

Jody Levison-Johnson President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Klarberg Special Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer
James Carr Chief Financial Officer
Kathy Hechtlinger Vice President of Human Resources
Selena Rojas Human Resources Generalist
Sherry Peng Controller
Pema Dolker Senior Accounting Coordinator
Brunna Sejour Accounts Payable Coordinator
Emily Gardner Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Accreditation Commission

Marissa Kirshenbaum Manager of Accreditation Commission
Janine Cheng Senior Commission Coordinator
Diana Thygeson Commission Coordinator

Accreditation Operations

Shannon Green Vice President of Accreditation
Jayne Schmidt Accreditation Director of Adoption and Home Study
Kimo Richardson Director of Emerging Programs
Elizabeth Hodnett Manager of Emerging Programs
Leticia Hernandez Public Agency Accreditation Coordinator
Mei-Lam Rice CYD Senior Accreditation Coordinator
Lorraine Smikle Manager of Accreditation Programs
Sabrina Harris Supervisor of Accreditation Programs
Alisha Phillip Accreditation Coordinator
Allison Peay Accreditation Coordinator
Andreas Stocker Accreditation Coordinator
Mary Glenn Accreditation Coordinator
Kathleen Hinostroza Accreditation Coordinator
Sheray Wright Accreditation Coordinator
Kristen Mallory Accreditation Coordinator
Andrea Willis Associate Accreditation Coordinator

Business Development

Michael De Cicco Vice President for Business Development
Patrick Nylen Director of Business Intelligence
Alex Tereshonkova Data Analyst
Zoë Hutchinson Director of Recognitions and Partnerships
Isabelle Leventhal Recognitions Associate
Devon Reichart Public Policy and Government Relations Coordinator
Jessica Plumbley Digital and Creative Communications Associate
Kelsey Risbrudt Marketing and Business Development Associate
Tina Celano Business Development Assistant

Client Relations

Joseph Seoane Vice President of Client Relations
Kerry Deas Manager of Quality and Training Development
Rose Chew Client Relations Specialist
Olivia Chan Client Relations Coordinator

Evolving Practice & Standards Development

Stephanie Pacinella Vice President of Evolving Practice and Standards Development
Melissa Dury Associate Director of Standards Development
Joe Frisino Standards Technical Assistance Consultant
Susan Russell-Smith Standards Associate
Kelly Barkley Mane Standards Associate
Lucia Hsiao Research Associate

Information Technology & Project Management

Wanderli Brone Director of Technology Management
Ashrafuddin Talukder Systems Administrator
Gene Feliz Salesforce Administrator

Office Services

Rosa Valdes Office Services Manager

Volunteer Recruitment & Training

Tobi Murch Director of Volunteer Engagement
Darrell Woodliff Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement
Phil Vazquez Senior Site Visit Coordinator
Steven Yee Volunteer Engagement and Training Coordinator

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Ulysses Arteaga, L.C.S.W.

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; EPPA; Marine Reviewer; Military Reviewer; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

The Consuelo Foundation 2012 Peer Reviewer of the Year, Mr. Arteaga conducts two to three site visits a year, often volunteering for visits that require a Spanish speaking peer.
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