Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas improves the quality of life for individuals and families through a spectrum of program and services provided by compassionate and skilled professionals. We value our employees, a diverse group of nearly 200 employees all sharing a common value: promoting the dignity and respect of all persons.

Catholic Charities Board of Directors

The Board consists of community leaders from the region who share their expertise and provide stewardship on strategic decision-making for Catholic Charities’ programs and services.

  • Maria Jenks, Chair
  • Chris Dierks, Vice-Chair
  • Nancy Grasse, Secretary
  • Chris Ruder, Treasurer
  • Rev. Barry Clayton
  • Gerry Euston
  • Larry Gates
  • Garrett Harper
  • Scott Kincaid
  • Mark Lacy
  • Theresa McDermed
  • Ken Mellard
  • Patrick Regan
  • Daniel Silva

Catholic Charities Foundation Board of Trustees

The Board consists of community leaders from the region who share their expertise to establish the direction for development and stewardship activities.

  • Pat McAnany, Chair
  • Doug Ciocca, Vice Chair
  • Laura Foley, Secretary
  • Kathy Teahan Jantsch, Treasurer
  • John Brown
  • Dustin DeWitt
  • Frances Douthat
  • Brian Dunn
  • Ed Elder
  • Michael Hoehn
  • Nancy Jones

Executive Staff

  • Lauren Solidum, President/CEO
  • Anthony Funk, Chief Financial Officer
  • Denise Ogilvie, Vice President of Community Engagement
  • Kelly Kearney, Chief Development Officer
  • Keith Kennedy, Vice President of Supply Chain
  • Kevin Bentley, Chief Operating Officer
  • Kim Brabits, Vice President of Mission Operations
  • Vince Teglia, Executive Director, Catholic Community Hospice
  • Carol Cowdrey, Director of Marketing and Media Relations
  • Jamie Stevens, Director of HR


Working with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is much more than a job. You’ll experience the satisfaction of expressing your professional capabilities serving people of all faiths – both those we serve and those we work with.