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Photo of Ms Esslie W. Hughes
Chief of Finance and Operations 21Administrative Office
Work Phone: 212-316-7409 Work Fax: 212-316-7481

Position Description

Esslie Hughes oversees all financial and administrative operations, providing support to the Diocesan Trustees and Trustee committees, including the Adjustment Board. She also serves as a resource on all related matters to congregations in the diocese.

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Photo of Ms. Masiel Jordan
Controller 22Administrative Office
Work Phone: 212.316.7451 Work Fax: 646.923.9710

Position Description

Oversees diocesan accounting operations – including periodic financial reports, accurate accounting records, and appropriate controls and budgets.

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Photo of Ms. Karin Almquist
Accounting Manager 23
Work Phone: 212-316-7534

Position Description

Assists in developing and implementing systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting financial information.

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Photo of Ms. Sara Saavedra
Convention Officer & Asst. Secr. of Convention; Diocesan Benefits Administrator; Staff to Standing Committee 24Administrative Office
Work Phone: 212-316-7423 Work Fax: 212-316-7420

Position Description

Sara Saavedra is responsible for the Annual Diocesan Convention, including production of Calendar of Business and Journal of Convention; manages health benefits for parishes and organizations; provides assistance to the Standing Committee.

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Photo of Ms. Michele Kearney
Executive Director, DIT; Asst. Treasurer & Asst. Secretary, TEP 24Diocesan Investment Trust
Work Phone: 212-932-7312 Work Fax: 212-316-7405

Position Description

Michele Kearney administers day-to-day the trusts, investment vehicles, and programs of the Trustees of the Estate and Property of the Diocesan Convention, including the DIT Fund, Parish Endowment Management Services (PEMS), and others.

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Photo of Ms. Zoraida Marte
Finance; Payroll Manager 28Administrative Office
Work Phone: 212-316-7478 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

Position Description

Zoraida Marte handles all payroll matters, including pensions and group insurance; invoicing of parishes; distribution of statements; Department of Labor payments/claims; Workers Comp. and disability claims. She also manages Critical Clergy Need requests and disbursements.

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Photo of Ms. Mildney (Mai) Dal
Senior Accountant 28Administrative Office
Work Phone: 212-316-7434 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

Position Description

MIldney Dal ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions as well as assisting in reporting financial information.

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Assistant to the Chief of Finance and Operations; Communications and Editorial Assistant; Safeguarding Online Manager 28Communications Office
Work Phone: 212-932-7322 Work Fax: 212-932-7323

Position Description

Andrew Gary assists the Archdeacon for Mission and the Director of Communications. Also manages Safeguarding Online, the newly implemented web-based sexual misconduct awareness and prevention training program, for the Transition Ministry Office.

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Photo of Ms. Charmagne Castillo
Staff Accountant 29Administrative Office
Work Phone: 212-316-7435 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

Position Description

Charmagne Castillo provides support in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance office, most particularly with regard to accounts payable and cash receipts.

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Photo of Ms Audrey Cousin
Junior Accountant 30Administrative Office
Work Phone: 212-316-7479 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

Position Description

Assists with general accounting and administrative functions, including interacting with congregations regarding parochial reports and assessment inquiries.

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Human Resources

Photo of Chontel L. Simmons
Director of Human Resources
Work Phone: 212.316.7503

Position Description

Oversees all human resources functions for the diocesan staff and provides human resources advice and support to the diocese’s congregations.

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Property Support

Photo of Mr. Michael Rebic
Director of Property Support Property Support
Work Phone: 212-316-7428 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

Position Description

As Director of Property Support, Michael Rebic provides congregations with technical assistance, grants, loans and advocacy to help parishes maintain and repair their property and buildings.

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Technology 

Photo of Mr. Geoff Smith
Director of Technology 26Technology
Work Phone: 212.316.7440

Position Description

Is responsible for the diocese’s computer network and communications infrastructure.

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Office Services

Photo of Ms. Gloria Fitzgerald
Manager of Office Services 61Office Services
Work Phone: 212-316-7422 Work Fax: 212-316-7405

Position Description

Gloria Fitzgerald oversees office services and administration including phone and mail services for the entire Cathedral Close, Diocesan House reception, conference room calendars, meeting catering, and management of special diocesan events.

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Photo of Ms. Gina Brown
Receptionist 62Office Services
Work Phone: 212-932-7326 Work Fax: 212-316-7405

Position Description

Gina Brown is the receptionist at Diocesan House and is also responsible for general administrative duties.

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Photo of Mr. José Henao
Mailroom Clerk 63Office Services
Work Phone: 212-316-7417 Work Fax: 212-316-7405

Position Description

José Henao receives, sorts and distributes incoming mail for the entire Cathedral Close, and processes outgoing mail for the cathedral and diocesan offices. He also assists with meeting set-up and other Office Services responsibilities.

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