Our Mission

The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide for the needs of our community through selfless service under the sign of love.

Our Vision

The vision of Catholic Charities is to comfort, care, and advocate for all people in crisis by strengthening the vulnerable and promoting self-sufficiency. Through all of our programs, our daily activities are intended to lift a person out of crisis, encounter them in Christ, and accompany them on their journey to wholeness.

Our Values

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. is faithful to the purpose for which resources are given to manage them in a manner which allows for maximum benefit to the community and the individuals we serve.
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. focuses on the needs of individuals and families, emphasizing social justice, social teaching and community service.
The excellence of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. is measured by the ability to make significant and lasting contributions to the Archdiocesan community with the goal of moving individuals we serve towards self-sufficiency.
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. is committed to being a voice for the most vulnerable in our community striving to provide appropriate and timely services to assist families and individuals when they need us most.

Organizational Chart


J. Antonio Fernandez


Since 2013, J. Antonio Fernandez has served as the Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio President/CEO leading the programs, growth, and development of the largest Catholic social services agency in the city

Tracy Ladgenski

VP of Mission Advancement

Tracy Ladgenski is the Vice President, Mission Advancement responsible for raising friends and funds for the five non-profit agencies that comprise the Catholic Charities family. In this role, she is responsible for grants, fundraising, events, marketing, and parish outreach

Lizzy Perales

VP of Programs

Lisette Deleon

Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Bret Piatt


Armando Medina


Stewart Goodson


Matthew Pepping


Kino Arteaga

Lee Bailey

Larry Benson

Esther Belz

Matthew Benavides

Emma Cano

Mark De Hoyos

Dr. Thomas Evans

Rev. Jonathan Felux

Dr. Mitch Finnie

Dan Harkins

Jorge Herrera

Steven Jansma

Greg Kowalski

Fr. Martin Leopold

Christina Markell-Balleza

Donna McElroy

Armando Medina

Dottie Nichols

Melbourne O'Banion

Michael Raimondi

Jerry Salinas

Hella Scheuerman

Rudy Torres

Brian Tucker

Melissa Aguillon

Ex-Officio Members

  • Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSps
  • Bishop Michael Joseph Boulette
  • Officers

    • President/CEO, J. Antonio Fernandez
    • Chief Financial Officer, Lisette DeLeon
    • Vice President of Administration, Matthew Martinez
    • Vice President of Mission Advancement, Tracy Ladgenski
    • Vice President of Programs, Lizzy Perales