A Greeting from Our Leadership

Welcome! On behalf of everyone connected with us, we are pleased to share with you who we are and what we do.

Operating from more than 60 sites in Western New York, we are proud to offer a wide array of human services. We are highly rated by Charity Navigator (four out of four stars) and the Council on Accreditation, a testament to our focus on transparency, sound fiscal management and high quality services.

We are hope for people through all seasons of life - including ensuring safety and nurture for children who are neglected or at risk of harm, reaching out to children and teens with intensive family therapy, getting young adults back on an education and career track, assisting an unemployed father with food for his family, and keeping seniors independent.

Thanks for visiting. Take a moment to browse our services, discover how you can help your neighbors in need, and find opportunities to join us in our work.

We are grateful for your interest and support.

Dennis C. Walczyk
Chief Executive Officer

Sister Mary McCarrick
Diocesan Director


Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, Diocesan Director

Dennis C. Walczyk, MPSSc, Chief Executive Officer

Tish Brady, LCSW, CASAC, Chief Operating Officer

Ann H. Brittain, Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program Director

Rose C. Caldwell, Communications and Public Relations Director

Beverly Eagan, Corporate Compliance Officer

Joseph Farrauto, Human Resources Director

David R. Wirtner, Information Technology Director

Meichle Latham, Encompass Family Health Home Regional Director

Brian O'Herron, MEd, MBA, Clinical Services Department Director

Karen Mecozzi, Controller

Maria Picone, Family and Community Services Department Director

Eileen Nowak, Parish Outreach and Advocacy Department Director

Rosa Rojas, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Darrell Slisz, Workforce and Education Department Director

Clara Moran, Appeal Advancement Director

Michael Venezia, LCSW-R, ASQ-CQM, CLSSGB, Performance Quality Improvement Director

Jackie Richter, School Based Services Director