FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dolores Nuñez, Development Director
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ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO – Seven new community leaders have been appointed to help guide Catholic Charities as it improves the lives of those in need throughout central New Mexico. Thomas Keleher, local attorney recently retired as partner from Keleher & McLeod, will lead Catholic Charities’ Board of Directors as Board Chair for 2019. Mr. Keleher will be taking over from Eddie Fernandez of Legacy Financial who served as Board Chair throughout 2018 with Mr. Keleher as his Vice Chair.
The members beginning their three-year terms on Catholic Charities Board of Directors this month are: Guy Berger of Palms Trading Company, Jack Conrad of CHRISTUS St. Vincent, Don Kawal retired from Klinger Construction, Philip Menicucci of Paramount Custom Cabinets, Bessy Narvaez, James Ortiz of REDW, and Dr. Mary Rose Twohig of Twohig Dentistry.
The Catholic Charities’ Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the agency’s vision, mission, long-range plans and policies; generally overseeing the financial, legal, and programmatic aspects of the organization, and raising funds. Their meetings are open to the public and are held at Catholic Charities offices at 2010 Bridge Blvd. SW on the fourth Wednesday of every other month, except in cases of holiday conflict. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Continuing Board Members are: Thomas Keleher as Board Chair, Lisa Trujillo of Presbyterian Healthcare Services as Vice Chair, Chuck Metzler as Secretary, Eddie Fernandez as Chair Emeritus, Lanell Anderson of State Farm Insurance, Cindy Frame, Loan Phan of On Q Financial, Carmel Rippberger of Aiken Printing, Pat Schroeder of Key Impact, Jerry Sais of Bank of Albuquerque, Fr. Michael Shea of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, and Giulia Urquhart of Coldwell Banker Legacy.
Stepping down from the Board after years of service are: Pamela Alexanderson, Bob Casey, Eddie Gallegos, Susan Keil Smith, Lori Muller, and Virginia Schroeder.
Catholic Charities' mission is to put faith in action to improve the lives of those in need. We provide services to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families, fight poverty and build community. As the local 501(c)(3) affiliate of Catholic Charities USA, we remain dedicated to finding solutions to some of the most pressing social challenges individuals, children and families face regardless of race, religion, color, country of origin, disabilities, gender, age or sexual orientation.