Our Staff

Casa San Jose has a 23-member staff, who along with two volunteers provide service coordination, community support, and administrative tasks. We also have the support of 110 active volunteers and numerous interns who provide everything from reporting, correspondence, family support, youth programming, and clerical assistance.

You can reach all staff by calling 412-343-3111 or by clicking the staff headshot or name to see their email along with their bio.

Leadership Team

Executive Director

Monica Ruiz, MSW

Finance and Development Director

Sister Karen Stoila

Human Resources and Operations Manager

Sebastian Garetto, CHRPM, CNHRM

Deputy Director of Programs and Community Engagement

Verónica Lozada

Director of Civic Engagement 

Sister Janice Vanderneck

Administration Team

Administrative Assistant

Spencer Mercado

Communications Specialist

Andrea Padilla

Social Services Team

East Liberty Office Coordinator

Ruth Farrell

Emergency Housing Navigator

Monique Herrera

Intensive Case Manager

Dora Tenjo


ISAC Coordinator

Amanda Vance

ISAC Bilingual Navigator

 Mónica Andrea Herrera Garcés

Youth Programming Team

Youth Programs Director 

Teresa Parra

Youth Services Specialist

José Ochoa

Youth Community Organizer

Genelle Jenkins

Healthcare Team

Health Promotion Specialist

Jenny Díaz

Mental Health Program Coordinator

Sandra Fuentes

Mental Health Program Coordinator

Antonia Rivera

Healthcare Services Coordinator

Constanza Henry

Community Support Team

Community Policy Organizer

William Reeves

Community Outreach Specialist

Edgar Andino

Emergency Response Organizer

Laura Perkins

Volunteer Team

Volunteer Coordinator

Sister Valerie Zottola

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Roye Werner