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 including sister agencies, Guadalupe Community Center, Seton Home, St. PJ’s Children’s Home, and San Antonio Birth Doulas. Under his leadership, Catholic Charities expanded programs from 17 to 48 and quadrupled the annual budget.
Previously, Mr. Fernandez was Senior Vice President of Operations for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the largest Catholic Charities in the country. In this role, he was responsible for the overall leadership and operations of the programs providing social services and physical plant oversight. Mr. Fernandez also serves on the Board of Trustees at Catholic Charities USA and serves as a member of the Finance and Development Committees. He also serves as a member of Legatus, Knights of Columbus, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchar, University of the Incarnate Word, and on the Senior Staff for Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller MSpS.
Mr. Fernandez holds a Master in Business Administration, a Master in Counseling Psychology, and a Bachelor in Psychology. In addition, he is certified for Non-Profit Organizations and is a licensed Professional Counselor.