Our dynamic, dedicated leadership team works together to ensure that our 77,000 plus clients are served with dignity and respect in the manner in which our mission guides us to serve our brothers and sisters. 

Administrative Directors

   Robert J. McCann, PhD
   President and CEO
   Email:  Rob

Rob joined Catholic Charities in 2000 and
has served as ED since 2005.  Prior experience
includes 4 years with Catholic Relief Services as
Project Mgr, Development Director, and Internal
Auditor; 2 years as a Jesuit Volunteer in Oregon
and Mexico; and one year in East LA as a Youth
Advocate in Gang Alternative Programming.
Rob is currently a Board Member and past
Chair of the USCCB - National Advisory Board.
He also serves on various community boards,
including Providence Health Care, SHMC
Foundation, Jesuit Volunteers Corps Northwest,,
Nazareth Guild, and Spokane County United Way.

Gene DiRe, LMHC
Executive Vice President  Advocacy Services & Programs
   Email:  Gene

Gene joined Catholic Charities in 1987 as the Director of Counseling Services.  He has served as Associate Director of Programs since 2006 and oversees the House of Charity, St. Margaret’s Shelter, St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, the Community Counseling, CAPA and Immigration programs and Catholic Charities Walla Walla.
Gene received his BA and Masters in Counseling degrees from Gonzaga University.  Prior to joining Catholic Charities he served as the Superintendent of the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center and as the Administrator of the Clark County (WA) Juvenile Court.  He also served for many years as a leadership and management instructor for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission—the agency responsible for the training of law enforcement and corrections professionals.
While studying for his undergraduate degree Gene was a seminarian for the Diocese of Spokane.  Although he was not eventually called to the priesthood, Gene is very grateful that our Lord did call him to serve the poor and vulnerable through his work at Catholic Charities.
When leaving work behind, Gene enjoys cruising the countryside on his Harley. 

Monique Kolonko
Executive Vice President Stabilization Services and Housing
   Email:  Monique

Monique joined Catholic Charities in 2002 and has served as Associate Director since 2006.  She brought with her twenty four years of experience in Social Services and Housing related positions on two continents.  Monique experienced her fifteen minutes of fame in 1998, when she appeared on CBS’s 48 hours in a positive feature about long term care in Spokane.  Monique supervises the Housing portfolio, Housing Social Services, Housing Development and all Senior Services for Catholic Charities.
Monique is a transplant from south of the Mason-Dixon Line and earned her BA at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and her MA from the University of Arkansas.  She is actively involved in community service as an Honorary Member of the Spokane Valley Rotary and Chapter EW of P.E.O.  Monique volunteers at a variety of community events and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Spokane Chess Club.
In the rest of her spare time, Monique prefers to travel and is a self-proclaimed National Park Geek.  Visiting all of the National Parks is one of the items on Monique’s Bucket List.

Jon Andrus, PhD
Senior Vice President Finance & CFO   
      Email: Jon

Jon joined Catholic Charities in 2006 and has served as Finance Director since that time.  More recently his duties were expanded to include Director of Human Resources and Chief Financial Officer.  Jon earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a minor in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.  Previously, Jon worked as a financial and information system auditor and taught accounting and information systems at the University of Arizona, California State University –Fullerton, Chapman University, and Gonzaga University.
Jon currently serves on the Corporate Board and Finance Committee for the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, the Finance Committee for Gonzaga Preparatory School, and is Chair of the Finance Council and member of the Corporate Board for Sacred Heart Parish in Spokane. 

 Ann Marie Byrd
 Director of
 Email:  Ann Marie

Ann Marie joined the Catholic Charities team in 2008. Raised in Spokane, but with a family history steeped in Montana, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Carroll College and her Master’s Degree from the University of Montana.

As Development Director, Ann Marie is responsible for overseeing all advancement activities including public relations, marketing, fundraising, and special events for the agency.  Her advanced educational degrees coupled with teaching, hospitality management and public relations experiences enhance her approach to sharing Catholic Charities' mission.

Ann Marie currently serves in the following capacities for Catholic Charities: Community Advocate on the Central Valley Truancy Board, Committee Member for the Gleason Classic Golf Tournament and Board member at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. She also serves as a volunteer at both Gonzaga Preparatory School and Roosevelt Elementary. Ann Marie and her husband have two daughters, Hannah and Delaney. She and her family are parishioners at Sacred Heart Parish. She enjoys spending time and traveling with her family, playing tennis and an occasional round of golf. Her bucket list… join a Row Team.

Nadine Van Stone
Vice President Crisis Response and Shelters

Email: Nadine

After nearly 17 years as Director of St. Margaret’s Shelter, Nadine transitioned to a new role early in 2016 that includes oversight of St. Margaret's while helping develop Catholic Charities’ new Holy Names Rising Strong program, in partnership with the Empire Health Foundation.  Rising Strong is a family-centered therapeutic program to provide families alternatives to having their children removed while they begin recovery from substance abuse.  Nadine is also overseeing the dynamic changes at the House of Charity, providing an opportunity for both of the Catholic Charities’ shelters to increase collaboration and resource-sharing.

Prior to her association with St. Margaret’s Shelter, she was the Rehabilitation Manager at Goodwill Industries for seven years.  Her duties there included overseeing a variety of programs aimed at assisting people with disabilities in finding and keeping employment, with offices in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.

Nadine has an MS degree from Eastern Washington University in Counseling, with an emphasis on family counseling.  Her educational background also includes drug and alcohol and women’s studies.

She currently serves on the City of Spokane’s CHHS Strategic Planning Committee and Spokane’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board.

Program Directors

  Jerry Schwab
  Counseling & Case
      Management Director


   Email:  Jerry

Jerry was appointed in August 2013 to the Director of Counseling and Case Management position.  Joining Catholic Charities in 2006 as the Community Connections Coordinator for House of Charity, Jerry became HOC Assistant Director in 2011.  As Director of Counseling, he supervises all CC counseling functions, including the clinical and case management staff.
Jerry received his Ph.D. in Leadership and his M.A. in Counseling from Gonzaga University.  Previous experience includes counseling work at Lutheran Community Services, Spokane Mental Health, and ESD 101.  Leadership roles have included service as the Board President for Lutheran Community Services and as a Board member of several other local organizations.  Jerry was also appointed by the Governor to serve on the WA State Advisory Council on Homelessness.  His passion for serving the underserved and his participation on various policy-making boards will serve our program well as changes in the health care industry continue to unfold. 
In Jerry’s “other” life, Jerry is married to Nancy and dad to 2 daughters, Megan and Karli and son-in law Jacob.  Jerry loves to go on hikes, explore beautiful parts of the Northwest, play games with family and relax around the fire.

   Glori Houston
   Housing Director
   Email: Glori

Glori joined the Catholic Charities team in 2004
with more than 20 years in the property
management industry and began serving as
Housing Director  in 2006.
She is directly responsible for all property
management services delivered from Catholic
Housing Communities in Eastern Washington.
Glori also serves on the Board of Directors for the
Affordable Housing Management Association of Washington.

   Scott Cooper
   Parish Social Ministry
    Email:  Scott

Scott joined Catholic Charities as Parish
Social Ministries Director in 2001.  Prior
experience includes Second Harvest Food Bank
and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Spokane
and two years as a Jesuit Volunteer in Nome,
Alaska, working at KNOM, the oldest Catholic
radio station in the United States.

Scott acts as consultant and support for parishes
and schools in the diocese for outreach and
advocacy efforts and Catholic Social Teaching. He also coordinates the agency's emergency financial assistance network throughout the diocese.  He
serves as Diocesan Director for national Church
programs such as Catholic Relief Services and
Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Scott holds a BA from Gonzaga University
and an MA from the University of Washington. He and his wife Mary have two sons and belong to St. Augustine's Parish in Spokane where he serves as cantor.

    Deitra Miller
    St. Anne's Children &
          Family Center
    Email:  Deitra


Deitra joined St. Anne's Children and Family Center in 2006 and has been the Director since the summer of 2014. Prior to that she held the position of Assistant Director. She has worked in the field of early childhood education since 1998. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She owned and operated a licensed family childcare home for approximately 6 years. She has experiences as an early childhood educator in childcare centers, as a parent educator, and as a program supervisor.

     Lisa Green

         Director CAPA/

    Email:  Lisa

Lisa started working at the CAPA program, Childbirth and Parenting Assistance, in 2001 as a Doula Coordinator.  Previous to working at CAPA she had been a Doula volunteer herself for 5 years.  Her role as a Doula Coordinator was to provide case management and support to the volunteers mentoring to new young mothers.  In 2014 she took the position of Statewide Coordinator for the PREPARES program which is a statewide program, supported by the Washington State Catholic Conference, offering pregnancy and parenting support services from pregnancy to the child’s 5th birthday.  Lisa’s background is in early childhood education and she is very passionate about providing families a successful start in their parenting journey.

Sam Dompier
    Director House of Charity
   Email: Sam

Sam joined Catholic Charities as the Director of House of Charity in January 2016. Prior to working at Catholic Charities, Sam worked at the City of Spokane in the Community Housing and Human Services Department doing grant administration for homeless service programs in the City.

Sam has her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from George Fox University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. She is proud to have gotten her start in social services at SNAP where she completed her MSW practicum requirements and was introduced to the collaborative Homeless Service Providers in Spokane. Sam serves on the Continuum of Care advisory Committee as well as the Ending Chronic Homelessness Sub-Committee.

In her free time, Sam likes to do all things outdoorsy and can be found out running, hiking, biking, swimming, backpacking or skiing with her husband.

   Sharon Stadelman
  St. Margaret's Shelter
    Email:  Sharon

Sharon joined Catholic Charities in 2000.  Originally hired as “on-call” staff for St. Margaret’s Shelter, she became a full-time case manager in the Fall of 2000 and moved into the role of Program Coordinator in 2005.  In 2011 she became Assistant Director of St. Margaret’s and transitioned into the Director position in the Spring of 2016. 

Sharon’s formal educational background is in Social Work with an emphasis on Psychology. Outside of her role at St. Margaret’s, she has 15+ years’ experience working with both children and adults with both developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

   Tom Carroll, M.S.W.
   Senior Services
    Email:  Tom

Tom  joined the staff of Catholic Charities
as a Program Assistant in Senior Services in 1995,
but began as a Volunteer Chore Services volunteer
in 1993.  Named Director of Senior Services
in 2006, Tom holds a BA from Gonzaga University and MSW in Social Work from EWU.
Outside work, Tom is involved with local
numismatic associations and enjoys football,
ice hockey, and bicycling.


   Tim Meliah
   Catholic Charities
       Walla Walla
    Email:  Tim

Tim currently serves as the Director of Catholic Charities Walla Walla. Born and raised in Walla Walla, he journeyed outside of the valley after high school graduation. Graduating from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, he spent the next nine years teaching middle and high school youth in Cheney WA, Thompson Falls MT, and Poulsbo WA.  He then journeyed to Seattle to work with youth as a Youth Development Director for the YMCA of Greater Seattle. While in Seattle, Tim earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington. In 2008, home called with Tim returning to Walla Walla as the Regional Coordinator/Counselor for Catholic Charities’ Regional Office.
Tim is thrilled to be involved with an organization that walks with people during their time of need and can assist them today and help them build for tomorrow. He has a great passion for working with others and does that through direct work with individuals and families as well as working collaboratively with local agencies, institutions and coalitions. By working together, there is much we can accomplish to ensure a brighter future for everyone.

   Jim Nicks
   CC Furniture Bank & Furnishings for Hope Retail Store
Email:  Jim


Jim joined Catholic Charities in February 2012 and is the Director of the Furniture Bank and the Furnishings for Hope retail store.  Prior to joining Catholic Charities, Jim spent 30 years with the Spokane Police Department serving in a variety of positions from patrol officer to Interim Chief of Police before retiring as the Assistant Police Chief.
Jim is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School, the Senior Management Institute Program at Boston University, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Executive Management Program at Northwestern University, and holds a bachelor degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University.
Throughout his career, Jim has been involved with numerous community and regional boards and task forces and is a Leadership Spokane Alumni.  He was appointed in 2011 by the Spokane Board of County Commissioners to serve as a Spokane County Civil Service Commissioner and continues to serve in this capacity.
Jim, born and raised in Ephrata, met his wife while sharing a common dining hall when he was in the police academy and she in nursing school.  They have three grown children.