Executive Office

Catholic Charities Executive Office houses administrative functions to support the Catholic Charities agencies operating throughout the fourteen counties of the Albany Diocese. The Executive Office includes:            

Vincent W. Colonno, Chief Executive Officer

  • Administration – Mary Pat Hickey, Chief of Staff
  • Fiscal – Michele Kelly, Chief Financial Officer
  • Programs & Services – Jack Simeone, PhD, Chief Program Officer


  • Corporate Compliance – Cathy Krom, Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Marketing & Communications - Paul McAvoy, Director
  • Development – Kate Qualters, Director
  • Human Resources – Susan Cipolla, Director

  • Community Partnerships – Sister Betsy Van Deusen, CSJ, Director

  • Special Projects - Jackie Gentile, Coordinator

  • Property Development - Thomas Coates, Director