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As the charitable arm of the Diocese of Phoenix, we help the most vulnerable in seven counties in Northern and Central Arizona.

Contact: Jean Christofferson
Catholic Charities Community Services
Cell: 602-650-4847



Catholic Charities Elects New Board Members from Avondale, Buckeye, Bullhead City, Scottsdale

PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 3, 2019): Four new members have been elected to the Catholic Charities Community Services Board of Directors to serve a three-year term.

The new board members are:

  • Gretchen Caraway, currently Director of MAXIMUS with responsibility for oversight of Arizona MAXIMUS projects to include: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), JOBS Program and the Maricopa County One-Stop Operator ARIZONA@WORK contract. Previously, she had been Policy Administrator for the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services. Caraway lives in Scottsdale.
  • Dawn Gerundo, currently Director of Community Impact at the Valley of the Sun United Way where she is accountable for management of all Early Childhood and Youth activities and facilitates the Campaign for Grade Read initiative. Gerundo lives in Avondale.
  • Jessica Hobbick, currently Revenue Requirements and Rate Design Manager at Arizona Public Service (APS) oversees rates to ensure they align with costs. Hobbick lives in Buckeye.
  • Olivia Brusso McCormick, formerly Executive Director of the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and current co-owner and Chief Financial Officer, McCormick Professional Centers and Mohave Shred Secured Document Destruction. She lives in Bullhead City.

“We are so pleased to have these tremendously successful individuals who bring a wealth of experience, expertise and strategic thinking to the Catholic Charities board,” said Board Chairman Marcus Sipolt


For more information, please contact Catholic Charities at 602-285-1999 or visit

Founded in 1933, Catholic Charities Community Services provides care for the vulnerable of all faiths in Central and Northern Arizona through programs in foster care, early education, affordable housing, veterans’ services, refugee resettlement, and homeless outreach. Learn more by visiting Social connections include and