Staff Leadership

Tim Marx, President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim works with the dedicated board of directors, talented executive leadership, and hard working staff to establish the strategic direction of Catholic Charities and to oversee its implementation. Tim works extensively with faith, civic, and public policy leaders, community partners, donors and volunteers to advance the vision of a community where there is poverty for no one and opportunity for everyone.

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Richard Johnson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dick leads the Finance and Accounting team at Catholic Charities, ensuring that we are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission. He is responsible for all financial transaction processing, preparation of accurate and timely financial reports, financial planning and budgeting, procurement and food services. Dick also leads the facilities maintenance and real estate strategy.

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Laurie Ohmann, Senior Vice President of Client Services and Community Partnerships

Laurie leads the Catholic Charities staff and programs that provide direct services to those most in need, including people experiencing homelessness, children in need, older adults, and immigrants and refugees. Laurie also has responsibility for the Research, Program Evaluation and Innovation function as well as Community Partnership Initiatives. Combined, these efforts seek to use data-informed practices and strong, strategic relationships to prevent crises related to poverty, support individuals and families on their path out of poverty, and call the community to provide opportunity for all.

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Tina Palmer, Vice President of Development

Tina leads the Catholic Charities Development team where she directly oversees all engagement, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors, corporate and foundation funders, churches, civic organizations and planned giving donors. These generous donors provide more than 30% of the funding needed for Catholic Charities to serve those most in need throughout the Twin Cities.

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Jessie Sorensen, Senior Vice President of Advancement and Public Engagement

Jessie leads the Catholic Charities teams responsible for private fundraising and resource development, social justice advocacy, parish and community engagement, communications and events. In her role, Jessie works with individuals and organizations throughout the Twin Cities region to build awareness, support and partnerships to advance our vision of a community where there is poverty for no one and opportunity for everyone.

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Kathleen Tomlin, Vice President for Social Justice Research and Policy

Kathy leads research and policy analysis at Catholic Charities. She works with the research team to provide thought leadership in research areas that will help tell the story of homelessness and poverty in the Greater Minneapolis- St. Paul Region. She and her team work to integrate the needs of the clients we serve, the issues faced by residents of the Twin Cities region and the program work of the agency.

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Diana Vance-Bryan, Senior Vice President of Health Services and Chief Administrative Officer

Diana oversees client support services, which include health, counseling, and spiritual care, and Catholic Charities' administrative functions, which include information technology, legal, facilities, finance and accounting, human resources, and employee development. She is involved in designing organizational strategy, implementing best practices, and providing guidance to support the delivery of high quality services and outcomes that improve the lives of those we serve.

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