Our People

Our dedicated team provides a wide variety of individual and family supportive services. We make it not only our mission, but also our day-to-day job to help others using a person-centered approach with a goal to restore the dignity of all individuals.

Tabitha Tabitha Brewster

Our Executive Director is a fearless leader, providing the professional and spiritual guidance to keep everything on track. A beneficiary of Catholic Charities services in her past, she is committed to driving the work and mission of Catholic Charities of Livingston County in everything we do.

Amy Patterson

Amy is our Employment Caseworker and Food Pantry Coordinator, leading our Food Pantry/ Clothing Closet. She assists families with food and children’s’ clothing. We serve any family in need who is experiencing a food crisis. While Amy coordinates the food pantry, volunteers are present daily to ensure food is handed out to those in need. Amy also supports the Employment services for work-ready individuals, engaging in activities that will help them gain skills for employment.

Carrie Carrie Clark

As the Case Manager for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Carrie provides person-centered services in the home and community for Medicaid recipients. Carrie also provides parent education to individuals that are looking to further improve their skills to confidently parent their children.

Jess Jessica Pierce

As our Faith in Action Service Coordinator, Jessica provides volunteer support to the frail, elderly and disabled. Types of assistance includes medical transportation, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, visits, and more.  As part of Help*Works, Jessica also coordinates Emergency Financial Assistance for those in need.

Heather Heather Wagner, BSW

Heather is our Children’s Home Health Care Manager with our Children’s Health Homes program, serving Medicaid eligible children who have higher needs due to one or more chronic health conditions, or two or more serious emotional disturbances. Heather helps the children and family set goals to lead a healthy lifestyle, make sure their team of professionals is all on the same page and working together, and assist the family in getting through barriers to care.  This may include attending medical appointments with the family and helping with communication with medical professionals, attending school meetings, and providing some transportation. 

Nicole Nicole Ricker

Nicole is our Employment Caseworker, helping to head up our CCLC Employment Services agency which provides services for work ready individuals. They assist with engaging individuals in English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency Classes, and in employment related work sites situated throughout the county that will help them gain the skills necessary for a job in the future.

Michelle Michelle Dourie, LMSW

Michelle is our Community of Caring Service Director, serving pregnant women and mothers in need of support. This service focuses on assisting mothers and mothers-to-be to achieve healthy pregnancies and births as well as improving parenting skills and the emotional well-being of the family. Michelle also assists with family counseling needs for individuals in need of therapy and/or family members needing support and assistance.

Brandy Brandy Swain, LMSW

Brandy provides transitional counseling for individuals preparing to be released from jail and re-entering the community. Brandy is also a Care Manager for Children’s Health Home, connecting youth and their families to needed services and support in the community while focusing on the family’s strengths, abilities and supports needed to improve their overall quality of life.

  Kelsey Speicher, BSW

Kelsey is the HOPE Youth Mentoring Social Worker, pairing trained adults with at-risk youth to provide safe and fun activities and mentoring services.  Kelsey is also a Care Manager for Children’s Health Home, connecting youth and their families to needed services and support in the community while focusing on the family’s strengths, abilities and supports needed to improve their overall quality of life.

Elijah Truth, Case Manager & Emergency Housing Coordinator,

Elijah assists homeless and at-risk families in finding safe, affordable housing and the resources to secure stability in their lives. Livingston County does not have a walk-in shelter for the homeless. The county relies on Catholic Charities to assist with providing a safe environment for families experiencing homelessness.  Elijah is also the Disability Case Manager with our SSI/SSD Case Management Services agency, assisting those in need of help with navigating the application process and provides case management services to children and adults who need to apply for federal disability benefits.

 

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Catholic Charities of Livingston County
34 E. State Street
Mt. Morris, NY  14510
p:  585-658-4466 | f: 585-658-2513

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Monday and Thursday 9am - 4pm

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