Board of Directors and Staff

The Board of Directors oversees the business and affairs of the NFCYM, establishes policy, and implements long range planning. Term expiration dates are in parentheses. NFCYM staff is listed below.

Regional Representatives

Region 1: Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont

Ms. Patricia Kane (2017)
Diocese of Providence

Region 2: New York

Mr. Paul Morisi (2018)
Diocese of Brooklyn

Region 3: Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Mr. Rich Donovan (2017) - First Chair
Archdiocese of Newark

Region 4: Delaware, Maryland, Military Services, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Virgin Islands,

Mr. Bob Perron (2020)
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Region 5: Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

Ms. Brigitte Burke (2018) - Chair
Archdiocese of New Orleans

Region 6: Michigan, Ohio

Mr. Mark Graveline (2019)
Diocese of Saginaw

Region 7: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin

Mr. Chris Rogers (2019)
Diocese of La Crosse

Region 8: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Mr. Kent Schmitz (2018) - Secretary/Treasurer
Diocese of St. Cloud

Region 9: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Ms. Christine Edmonds (2019)
Diocese of Wichita

Region 10: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Ms. Anne E. Keough (2020)
Diocese of Dallas

Region 11: American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada

Ms. Lisa Gomes (2017)
Diocese of Honolulu

Region 12: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

Mr. Matthew Beck (2020)
Archdiocese of Anchorage

Region 13: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Mr. Joseph Perdreauville (2017)
Diocese of Tucson

Region 14: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico

Deacon Jerry White (2020)
Diocese of Charleston



Ms. Katherine Angulo (2020)
Archdiocese of Atlanta


Mr. Jesse V. Johnson (2019)
Diocese of Memphis

Collaborating Members

Mr. Ted Miles (2019) – Second Chair
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Ms. Jill Heink (2018)
Diocese of Lexington

Episcopal Advisor

Most Rev. Frank Caggiano (2020)
Diocese of Bridgeport

Executive Director (ex officio)

Ms. Christina Lamas

National Staff

The NFCYM national office staff provide support and handle daily operations. The staff works closely with the Board of Directors and the management committees. To phone a staff member directly, call the main office line (202-636-3825) and use the appropriate extension number.

Ms. Christina Lamas
Executive Director

Ms. Maureen Gross
Director of Meetings and Events

Mr. Michael Theisen
Director of Ministry Formation

Ms. Antonia Garza
Meetings and Events Specialist

Ms. Bonnie Waltz
Executive Assistant