Board of Directors
Mary Griffin Cummings, Esq., Chair
Sr. Mary Ellen Brody, RSM
Stephen H. Franko
Anne Paone Gallagher
Sr. Angela Kim, IHM
Kelley Lindsay, CPA
Krista Somers Murray, Executive Director
Krista Somers Murray
As Executive Director, Krista leads the Catherine McAuley Center, calling on her previous non-profit management experience, NYU psychology degree and passion for empowering women and creating a home in NEPA. Krista oversees the operations of the Center and develops strategy to continue to serve community members in need of housing.
Susan Hadzima, IHM
Sr. Susan joined the Catherine McAuley Center in 2010 with a background in education, counseling, formation, and leadership. She quickly found a passion for working with dedicated staff who tirelessly accompany clients on their journey to self-reliance and stability.
As Finance Director, Dan leverages his knowledge of finance, real estate, and past business experience to help ensure operations of the Catherine McAuley Center run fiscally compliant and solvent. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Real Estate from Penn State University and an MBA in Finance and Investments from Marywood University.
Bio pending ...
Diane serves as Outreach Coordinator at the Catherine McAuley House shelter in Plymouth and McGlynn Learning Center in Wilkes-Barre. Using both her Spanish-speaking abilities and public health knowledge, she provides outreach to families in need and connects volunteers to projects for the shelter.
Tara K. Joyce
Tara was hired full-time at the Center in 1997 after working for two years as a VISTA worker. She has worn many hats in the years since, including roles with the Health Span Program, and emergency shelter caseworker. She most recently led the Family Support Progam and also the Women Leaving Prison Program.
Tara works with clients in The Rapid Re-Housing program. She joined The Center in 2014.
Brooke is an advocate for women's rights and a changemaker passionate about social justice and systems advocacy. She has worked at the Center since 2006, helping others to know they are not alone ... that there is a village of strong, creative, and courageous women that see them, hold space for them, and will make good trouble for them and with them. As a caseworker for client services and advocacy and facilitator of the Center's Period Project, Brooke is committed to having conversations that speak truth, educate others, and make change happen!
Nicole is the case manager for the Permanent Supportive Housing Program for Individuals. She has a wide range of non-profit and community-based programming in the greater Scranton area and has also worked in higher education, teaching in and coordinating English as a Second Language programs. Her passion for social justice and women's empowerment led her to receive a Fulbright Fellowship to India in 2018-2019. She is committed to addressing inequities and working to build a community where everyone is valued for their diverse perspectives.
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Mindy is the case manager for the homeless shelter in Lackawanna County. Mindy ensures the safety of all residents in the shelter and provides for all the needs of the residents.
Mandi is the caseworker at our Plymouth shelter where she serves as an empathetic guide to assist clients through their subjective experiences to arrive at their own solutions. In her free time, Mandi enjoys the arts and can be found writing poetry, doing photography, reading, or playing music.
Lisa has worked in multiple roles during her 14 years at the Catherine McAuley Center for 14 years. She currently works in the finance department. She also raises seeing-eye dogs.
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
Sarah Myers Gonzalez
Sarah works at the front end of the center to greet and assist new clients and community members. She is a lover of animals and the arts and is passionate about equality and LGBTQ rights.