Our Staff

Casa San Jose has a 19 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 on an individual name to email the person.

Leadership Team

Executive Director

Monica Ruiz

Deputy Director of Programs and Community Engagement

Verónica Lozada

Finance and Development Director

Sister Karen Stoila

Operations and Finance Manager

Sebastian Garetto

Director of Civic Engagement 

Sister Janice Vanderneck

Administration Team

Administrative Assistant

Teresa Parra

Communications Specialist

Andrea Padilla

Social Services Team

Regional Director of Quality Management and Social Services

Jenny Díaz

East Liberty Office Coordinator

Ruth Farrell

Case Manager

Ana Bakhtar

Case Manager

Coming up soon!

Intensive Case Manager

Dora Tenjo


ISAC Coordinator

Grace McHale

ISAC Bilingual Navigator

Monique Herrera

Youth Programming Team

Director of Youth Programming

Amanda Welby

Youth Specialist

José Ochoa

F.L.Y. Outreach

Hillary Boyzo

Healthcare Team

Healthcare Navigator

Claudia Sánchez

Mental Health Coordinator

Jannette Castro

Mental Health Case Aid

Sandra Fuentes

Support Team

Community Policy Organizer

William Reeves

Emergency Response Organizer

Laura Perkins

Volunteer Team

Volunteer Coordinator

Sister Valerie Zottola

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Roye Werner