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A Note from the Executive Director

On my first day as Executive Director, I addressed the staff and told them that we are considered a best friend to thousands of people throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Everyone in the room was asked to think about their best friend and to focus on what their most important trait was, as well as the biggest impact they felt from them. The overwhelming response was, “my best friend is always there for me, especially during the most difficult times.”

Whether it’s through food, clothing, housing support, education or any of the other services we offer, Catholic Charities is always there in difficult times to help those in the greatest of need.

Thank you to our generous donors and volunteers who open their hearts to serving those less fortunate.

May God bless you always,

Jeff Negrete

Executive Director

Kelly Goodpaster

FINANCE

Joseph Cody

OPERATIONS

Mackenzie Villalobos  Development Director

Mackenzie Villalobos 

Development Director

Luis Ortega

MERCED SITE

Carlos Mayorga

BAKERSFIELD SITE

Genesis Gonzalez

Disaster case management & LISTOS program manager

José Emmanuel Martínez Calderón

Immigration Services

Lorraine Valencia

SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM

Daniel Maldonado

cLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

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