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 Chief Executive Officer 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 Director of Daily Operations at CCLC.  She oversees the day to day operations of the agency, responsible for working with the team to ensure programs are running properly and that team members are working efficiently together.  Amy also oversees the stream of grant funding to the agency and works on grant reporting and data usage.  Amy represents Catholic Charities on a number of committees and effectively works on collaborating community relationships with the team.
Carrie Carrie Clark Carrie is the Transitional Jail Social Worker at Livingston County Jail. She helps prepare individuals who have upcoming release dates and will be re-entering the community. She assists them with appointments for after release, as well as teaches Cognitive Behavioral Intervention classes. In addition, Carrie provides parent education to individuals that are looking to further improve their skills to confidently parent their children.
Desiree Weldy Desiree is our Faith in Action Director, overseeing the vital work helping the frail and elderly in Livingston County. She coordinates transportation services to vital medical appointments, friendly visits and grocery shopping to allow our seniors to remain independently in their homes.  Desiree is also a Case Manager for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) where she provides person-centered services in the home and community for Medicaid recipients.
Jess Jessica Pierce Jessica is our Emergency Payment Services (Help*Works) Case Manager. Jessica provides direct emergency assistance including food, utilities, rent, gas, diapers and other personal items, furniture assistance, guidance on budgeting and energy conservation, and information and referrals to other agencies that might best assist with a clients’ needs. Jessica also assists with many of our fundraisers and giveaways.
Leigh Mankoff Leigh is our compliance officer. She oversees our food pantry and all volunteers. She has two grants that she is working on, DEC Food Waste Grant and the Foodlink BackPack program. Leigh also is a caseworker in Emergency Payment Services (Help*Works) providing direct emergency assistance including food, utilities, rent, gas, diapers and other personal items, furniture assistance, guidance on budgeting and energy conservation, and information and referrals to other agencies that might best assist with a clients’ needs.
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. 
Sara Pribanich is a Care Manager for Children’s Health Home, serving Medicaid eligible children who have higher needs due to one or more chronic health conditions, or two or more serious emotional disturbances. Sara helps the youth and their families connect 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. Sara is also a Case Manager for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) where she provides person-centered services in the home and community for Medicaid recipients. 
Nicole Nicole Ricker Nicole is our Development and Fundraising Manager.  She is responsible for overseeing all our fundraising functions, including gift processing and acknowledgement, organizing events, developing donors, as well as managing development staff and volunteers.  Nicole works hard to develop strategies to maximize our donations and fundraising efforts.
Michelle Michelle Dourie, LMSW Michelle is our Agency Clinical Director.  She supervises all of our children’s CFTSS/HCBS programs as well as our HOPE program, Parenting education services, and our RCA program.  Michelle provides intensive in home Family Therapy to families referred by our local SPOA committee.  She also completes any complex Trauma assessments for our Children’s Health Home program.
Brandy Brandy Swain, LMSW Brandy provides supervision for our Jail programs and Help*Works program.
  Kelsey Duell, BSW, Kelsey is a Transitional Jail Social Worker at Livingston County Jail. She helps prepare individuals who have upcoming release dates and who be re-entering the community. She helps individuals make appointments for after release as well as teaches Cognitive Behavioral Intervention classes.
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 a Help*Works Case Manager where he provides direct emergency assistance to clients in need.
Renee Stanford Renee is 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. Renee is also a Childrens HCBS/CFTSS.
Kelly Hepler Kelly is a Case Manager for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) where she provides person-centered services in the home and community for Medicaid recipients. 
Naomi Garwood Naomi is a Transitional Jail Social Worker at Livingston County Jail. She helps prepare individuals who have upcoming release dates and who be re-entering the community. She helps individuals make appointments for after release as well as teaches Cognitive Behavioral Intervention classes.

 

Stacey Baughman Stacey 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.
Matthew Young Matt 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. He is also a Care Manager for Children’s Health Home, serving Medicaid eligible children who have higher needs due to one or more chronic health conditions, or two or more serious emotional disturbances.
Donna Mankoff Donna is our HOPE Youth Mentoring Director where she matches up at risk youth to trained mentors. In this program the mentors and mentees meet up for at least 4 hours a month. The mentees receive extra support by spending time with a caring, responsible adult in a one-to-one relationship. HOPE has helped the youth in their program show an increase in self-esteem and they also show improvement in the areas of confidence, caring and communication skills. Donna through the HOPE Youth Mentoring Program provides training and ongoing support.  She also organizes some activities for the mentors and their mentees to share.

 

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
In re Diocese of Rochester Case No. 19-20905


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