Brooke Silvas, Laura Strubeck, Maria Gaughan
Brooke Silvas, Laura Strubeck, Maria Gaughan


JVC staff works tirelessly to support our mission of building a more just and hopeful world. Whether supporting our volunteers on the ground, fundraising to keep agency costs as low as possible, or recruiting the next generation of young leaders, our staff keeps JVC’s core values of spirituality, community, simple living, and social justice at the forefront of our work.  

† Former Jesuit Volunteer 
* Jesuit Educated

Jesuit Volunteer Corps is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. Please check the JVC News section of our website for information on our latest precautionary measures we have taken as an organization. As of March 16, all JVC staff is working remotely, we apologize for any delays in communication at this time.


Tom Chabolla JVC President staff headshot

Tom Chabolla *


As president, Tom is responsible for setting and implementing the goals and direction of the organization. He is a longtime fan of JVC, with plenty of friends and family having served as Jesuit Volunteers. He and his wife Carolyn are proud former support people for the Santa Monica house in the 1980's.
Anissa Rose, Human Resources Manager

Anissa Rose

Human Resources Manager

Anissa is responsible for managing the human resources department including benefits administration, staff recruiting, payroll and policies. Previously, Anissa worked within a large Christian school and appreciates the value of service focused missions. After setting the intention of finding a new way to work towards creating a world of goodness, Anissa found JVC!
Director of Finance jenny jones Headshot

Jenny Jones

Director of Finance and Administration

Jenny is responsible for managing the business activities of JVC and making sure that we effectively and efficiently serve all our constituencies – staff, agencies, volunteers and supporters.
Karen Griffin, director of development (2019)

Karen Griffin

Director of Development

Karen is responsible for all fundraising efforts at JVC including donor cultivation, annual appeals, grant preparation, and the Send Me to Serve fundraiser. As a former employee of an organization who had Jesuit Volunteers, Karen knows the value and impact of the JVC experience.
ICC Maria Gaughan (Raleigh 2004-05)

Maria Gaughan †

Director of FJV Engagement, Partnerships and Outreach

Maria is responsible for providing strategic oversight of recruitment efforts for prospective JVs, as well as managing programmatic efforts and cultivating relationships with Former Jesuit Volunteers (FJVs) and other institutional partnerships. Maria served as a JV in 2004-05 in Raleigh, NC at Urban Ministries of Wake County where she worked at a homeless shelter for women and the Crisis Intervention Program.
Laura Strubeck, FJV and regional manager on JVC staff

Laura Strubeck †*

Director of Programs

Laura is responsible for providing strategic and operational oversight for the formation and service program. She served two years as a JV during the 2008-2010 program years. In her first year, Laura served at Sarah House, a hospital hospitality house in Syracuse, NY followed by her additional year with San Diego Youth Services in San Diego, CA.


Bri Giarratano

Staff Accountant

Bri is responsible for general finance tasks, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting support, and troubleshooting for volunteer and staff financial questions and concerns. She is proud to be a part of an organization with such a powerful and meaningful mission.

Rob Roa *

Recruitment Manager

Rob is part of the team working to recruit new corps members to JVC. Through the Jesuit Volunteer Philippines Foundation, Rob worked from 2014-2015 with rural sustenance farmers in Tacloban, Leyte to develop their cooperative agribusiness model.

Anna Herrmann †


Anna recruits prospective Jesuit Volunteers from schools and events in the central United States of America. Anna served as a JV in Detroit, MI from 2018-19.

Courtney Romans †*

Engagement and Outreach Coordinator

Courtney graduated from Fordham University Lincoln Center in NYC with a B.S in Psychology in 2017 and served as JV in Nashville 2017-2018 at Room in the Inn, a center for individuals experiencing homelessness​​. Later Courtney attended Fordham Graduate School of Social Service after JVC and graduated with a Masters of Social Work in May 2020​.
Carter White (San Diego 2017-18)

Carter White †*

FJV Engagement Coordinator

Carter is responsible for supporting our community of Former Jesuit Volunteers (FJVs), building relationships and developing partnerships to provide ongoing resources to alumni of the program. In 2017-18, Carter served as a JV in San Diego at Academy of Our Lady of Peace, working on their campus ministry team.
Shivany Trujillo SLU alumni and JVC admissions manager

Shivany Trujillo *

Admissions Manager

Shivany leads the charge on helping prospective Jesuit Volunteers and partner agencies navigate the admissions process. Starting at the completion the application form and all the way through to an agency partner match with a Jesuit Volunteer.
JVC Regional Coordinator Chris Bargeron

Chris Bargeron

Admissions Coordinator

Chris provides formation accompaniment to volunteers in Baltimore, Boston, Camden, NYC and Philadelphia and for volunteers who attend retreats on the east coast. Before joining JVC, Chris began his post-graduate service years as a Dominican Volunteer in Chicago where he was an ESL and job skills instructor at Heartland Alliance.
Dominique Troy, manager of strategic communications and FJV.

Dominique Troy †*

Manager of Strategic Communications

Dominique carries out the external communications and marketing strategy at JVC with attention to its many stakeholders. In 2014-15, she served as a JV at My Friend’s Place in Los Angeles, CA.
Bryn Weber Headshot

Bryn Weber

Development Associate

Bryn is responsible for assisting the Director of Development in all fundraising efforts at JVC including constituent database management, appeals, grant preparation, and the Send Me to Serve campaign. She graduated undergrad with her degree in nonprofit management and recently completed her masters in Grant Writing to become a more effective fundraiser.
Will Poling international program manager and staff.

William Poling

International Program Manager

William oversees programming and support for volunteers across six countries (Belize, Peru, Chile, Tanzania, Federated States of Micronesia, and United States). He continually draws from his own volunteer experiences, with entities such as the Peace Corps and Maryknoll, in fostering relationships with a variety of international and U.S. stakeholders.
Brooke Silvas, JVC staff and program coordinator headshot

Brooke Silvas

Program Coordinator (International)

Brooke helps oversee retreat programming for volunteers and accompanies the JV communities serving in Peru. Brooke joined JVC following her volunteer year in Ecuador, during which she served as an English teacher at Catholic elementary school San Felipe Neri.
Program Operations Coordinator Pam Donohue

Pam Donohue

Program Operations Coordinator

As Program Operations Coordinator, Pam supports the program staff with logistics and operations. She also coordinates the logistics of all meetings of the Board of Directors. She has previously spent two years teaching English in two disparate regions of Spain.

Katie Dorner †*

Area Manager

As the North Central Area Manager, Katie supports the Jesuit Volunteers in Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and the Twin Cities. She accompanies JVs as they live out the four values, facilitates their retreats, and connects with agency partners. Katie served as a JV at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles 2013-2014.
Regional Coordinator Ben DeGarmo

Ben DeGarmo

Area Manager

As part of the Program Team, Ben works on preparing and facilitating regional retreats, maintaining in city relations, and JV support for volunteers in Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee. Ben lives in Detroit with his wife Monica who served as a Jesuit Volunteer.

Alec Hartman †*

Area Manager

Alec is responsible for offering oversight and support to volunteers in the South West region. Alec is an FJV having served in Nashville in the 2016-2017 program year. Upon completing his Master of Divinity program at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, he moved back to his hometown of San Diego, CA to begin his role as Area Manager.
FJV Patrick Washington and JVC staff regional coordinator

Pat Washington †*

Area Manager

Pat is an Area Manager and regional coordinator who provides logistical support to the volunteers in Berkeley, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson and Santa Clara; helps plan the major retreats for JVs in the western part of the US throughout the year, and works with agency supervisors to ensure that all parties are doing well. Pat served as a JV in Bridgeport, CT in 2015-2016.
ICC Diane Dragoo

Dianne Dragoo

Albuquerque In-City Coordinator

Dianne Dragoo is the In-City Coordinator for Albuquerque. She and her husband became the support team for Casa Carlo Carretto in 2013 and Dianne joined the JVC staff as an ICC in 2017.

Lauren Kalbfell *

Austin In-City Coordinator

Rachel Mahlik †

Kansas City In-City Coordinator
Cathy Seymour (Belize) In-City Coordinator at JVC

Cathy Seymour †*

Scranton In-City Coordinator

Beth Scanlon †

Syracuse In-City Coordinator

Beth accompanies the Syracuse Community as the In City Coordinator. She served for two years as a JV at Hubbard Outreach in Webster, MA during 1978-1980 program years. She was a staff member of JVC: East from 1980-1985 and a support person for the Syracuse community from 1990-2017.
JVC Board Meeting NYC September 2019


The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is governed by a board of directors deeply committed to the mission, values, sustainability, and impact of JVC.  Every member of the board has had their life positively affected by JVC, whether through their own service or the service of friends and family.  Board members bring a wealth of experience as leaders in the corporate, non-profit, and Jesuit worlds that shapes their support of JVC’s mission.

Joan Hogan Gillman *


Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ*


John Carron †*


Fr. Vin DeCola, SJ *


Abe Grindle †*


Mary Berner *


Marty Rodgers


Jack McLean *


Marcos Gonzales †*


Ann Greiner †


Nancy Johansen †*


Colleen Magnus †*


Fr. John Staudenmaier, SJ *


Joseph McKellar †


Ted Penton, SJ †


Bridget Perry †*