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PIOTR ABRAMCZYK

PIOTR ABRAMCZYK

General Supervisor at GCCM Polska - Światowy Ruch Katolików na rzecz Środowiska

Mazovian, Poland
Graduated from the University of Reading, Piotr is a professional meteorologist with a special interest in climate change. Bringing together the scientific knowledge with a passion for integral ecology as taught by the Catholic Church, he works towards greater involvement of faith communities in the care for our common home.

DANIEL ALARCÓN

DANIEL ALARCÓN

Web Development and Design

Yucatan, Mexico
Daniel has 10+ years of experience in web development and design. His work has largely focused on nonprofit organizations. He also volunteered for 10 years teaching technology and mathematics to children. He enjoys nature, drawing, and programming. He currently resides in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

ELENA ATTANASI

ELENA ATTANASI

Programs Coordinator for Europe

Tuscany, Italy
Elena is Programs Coordinator for Europe and has been collaborating with the GCCM since 2019. In 2018, for the GCCM, she supported the organization of the first ecumenical prayer for creation in Assisi. She has a Bachelors’ degree and a master’s degree in the field of communication sciences. Elena is Italian and was born and grown up in Tuscany, where she still lives.

BR. BENEDICT AYODI

BR. BENEDICT AYODI

Program Manager, Africa

Nairobi, Kenya
Br. Benedict Ayodi serves as Program Manager- Africa. For the last six years, he has been serving as the director for the office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) at the General Curia of the Capuchin Franciscans in Rome. He previously worked as the regional director of the Damietta Peace Initiative (DPI), a grassroots-based peace project promoting the values of Justice, Peace, interfaith dialogue and care for the environment in Africa. Being a Capuchin Franciscan friar, Benedict follows in the footsteps of St. Francis by caring for nature and advocating for climate justice. He currently resides in Nairobi, Kenya

CARLA BASTIDAS JURADO

CARLA BASTIDAS JURADO

Special Projects Program Assistant

Quito, Ecuador
Carla loves nature and how we can connect with God through it. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree on Biotechnology Engineer, one Master in Environmental Management from the University of Cadiz, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg. Along her academic and professional path, she has being involved in different projects related to environmental remediation, waste managenment, circular economy, and sustainability consultant. Carla loves to work for environmental protection and leave the sustainability seed in others.

IGOR BASTOS

IGOR BASTOS

Program Manager, Portuguese speaking countries

Minas Gerais, Brazil
Igor Bastos served as a National Secretary of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) of the Youth Franciscans of Brazil and as a member of the board of SINFRAJUPE (Inter-Franciscan Service of Justice, Peace, and Ecology). For the past few years, he has supported the homeless and landless struggles through the Franciscan Action of Ecology and Solidarity (AFES), and he also collaborates with Franciscan International. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Uberlândia. He currently lives in Uberlândia, Brazil, where he works from the AFES office.

MATEUSZ BEDNARKIEWICZ

MATEUSZ BEDNARKIEWICZ

Senior Advisor at GCCM Polska - Światowy Ruch Katolików na rzecz Środowiska

Mazovian, Poland
Mateusz is an assistant professor in the theater department of the Warsaw Academy and a director cooperating with theaters in Warsaw and Poznan. His work has won prizes at the Polish Feature Film Festival and Teatroteka Fest, and was nominated for an Orły award. He is a member of the Polish and European Film Academy, president of the Parliamentary Education Foundation, and a long-standing collaborator with Polish and international non-governmental organizations. Mateusz is a graduate in philosophy of the University of Warsaw and the directing department of AT Warsaw Drama Academy.

JONATHON BRADEN

JONATHON BRADEN

Writer

Nebraska, USA
Jonathon Braden has more than 10 years of writing and communications experience. He seeks to tell GCCM’s story.

FABIÁN CAMPOS

FABIÁN CAMPOS

Programs Manager for Hispanic America

Pichincha, Ecuador
He studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador: a Multiligual Degree in Business and International Relations and a Master in International Business. He attended the Ignatian Latin American University Leadership Program of the AUSJAL in Quito and the Ibero-American Leadership Programm of the Pablo VI Foundation in Madrid.

ANTONIO CASCHETTO

ANTONIO CASCHETTO

Programs Coordinator, Italy

Assisi, Italy
Antonio coordinates the programs for Italy, through the Laudato Si’ Animators training and the coordination of the Laudato Si’ Circles. He is also member of the eco-spirituality international team and in Assisi he leads the pilgrims in the retreats in the Franciscan sanctuaries. He is an architect and he has designed and built low-energy impact buildings. Moreover, he has been monitoring urban and environmental activities for petrochemical sites in Sicily and hospitals throughout Italy to reduce the emissions. He has thought Italian to asylum seekers in the Diocese of Assisi and has been working as spiritual guide in the Shrine of the Spoliation, leading his first ecumenical prayer for creation, besides having organized with the Diocese and the franciscan families a variety of events for creation. He is the author of the book “Vivi Laudato Si'”, by Edizioni Francescane Italiane, a book about the franciscan roots of the encyclical of Pope Francis and its relation today with the action. Married to his wonderful wife, Angelica, he has two beautiful sons, Francesco and Emanuele, and a nice dog named Jumpy.

CECILIA DALL’OGLIO

CECILIA DALL’OGLIO

Associate Director of European Programs

Rome, Italy
Cecilia Dall’Oglio is our Divest-Invest & European Programs Coordinator. Cecilia came on late January 2017 to coordinate our Divest/Invest efforts as well as outreach across Italy and Europe. She brings over 22 years of service in FOCSIV where she was responsible for campaigns on sustainable lifestyles and climate justice (lobbying and advocacy) in collaboration with CIDSE and others Italian Catholic associations and part of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Italian Bishop Conference. She works on a secondment based in the FOCSIV office in Rome.

CHERYL DUGAN

CHERYL DUGAN

Asia-Pacific and English-speaking Animators Programs Manager

Metro Manila, the Philippines
Cheryl’s project management experience spans 14 countries in Asia and was gained from working with international non-government organizations that advance children’s rights and protection. Cheryl lives in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is a writer on the side, and has written feature stories for nonprofit organizations.

REBA ELLIOTT

REBA ELLIOTT

Director of Special Projects

Virginia, USA
Reba Elliott is the Director of Communications and Special Projects. She brings over a decade of nonprofit leadership to the organization, including managing U.S. campaigns for the Laudato Si’ encyclical. She lives in central Virginia with her husband and children.

SANDRA ESTRADA REAL

SANDRA ESTRADA REAL

Social Media Coordinator

Mexico City, Mexico
Sandra Estrada is a Communicologist with a specialization in Scientific Outreach, Visual Communication and Spirituality. She studied Laudato Si’ with SIGNIS in the Amazon (Ecuador) and at the Javeriana University (India); she co-wrote and translated the e-book “Unfold Nest: a journey towards new forms of life”. She writes and lectures on spirituality, interreligious and intercultural dialogue and mental health. Content Creator and member of: SIGNIS, Ignatian Youth Network (Jesuits), Virtues in Movement Network and Catholic Link.

ADRIANNA FIORE ILLINGWORTH

ADRIANNA FIORE ILLINGWORTH

Social Media Coordinator

Madrid, Spain
Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Studied Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
Dual Masters in Digital Marketing and Branding.
She launched her professional career as an event planner in Madrid. Then she worked as the Community Manager at Rome Reports TV News Agency, while also heading the Stand Together project to give voice to persecuted Christians.
Adrianna speaks Spanish, English and Italian.

AGATA GAJEWSKA-DYSZKIEWICZ

AGATA GAJEWSKA-DYSZKIEWICZ

Finance and Operations Manager at GCCM Polska

Warsaw, Poland
Agata is the finance and operation manager at GCCM in Poland. She has managed largescale research and implementation projects supporting national and EU public policies as well as commercial projects for private and public entities. She worked as a chief research and analysis officer at the Educational Research Institute (IBE) and served as the Secretary of the Project Development Advisory Board identifying funding opportunities and writing grant proposals. Prior to her engagement at GCCM and IBE, Agata administered two international grant programmes run by major private donors from Poland and Germany fostering social involvement and cooperation among Central and Eastern European NGO’s.

GUADALUPE GARCÍA CORIGLIANO

GUADALUPE GARCÍA CORIGLIANO

Copywriter

Buenos Aires, Argentina
B.A. in Journalism from Universidad del Salvador (Argentina). Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Journalism from Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). Currently she is Copywriter for GCCM; Social Media Manager at AICA (Agencia Informativa Católica Argentina); Press Manager at Meraki; Founder and Director of the Digital Magazine Iglesia Millennial. More than 5 years of experience in communication and press for different Catholic organizations and projects.

ANTONIO A. GARRIDO SALCEDO

ANTONIO A. GARRIDO SALCEDO

Spain, Program Coordinator

Cordoba, Spain
Born in Córdoba (Spain). He studied a double degree in Political Sciences and Law in Granada. With a Master in International Cooperation, Public Administration and NGO. His professional career started in Malta and finally in Rome, where he worked in the TV News Agency Rome Reports, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life in preparation of WYD 2019 in Panama.

ANGÉLICA GONZALEZ-APPLE

ANGÉLICA GONZALEZ-APPLE

Program Manager North America

California, USA
Angélica serves GCCM as Program Manager North America. She draws on 14+ years of experience in Environmental Education and Leadership. She attended California State University Monterey Bay, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish. Angélica’s prior experience includes serving as Conservation Programs Manager at the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter. There she organized and implemented conservation programs and campaigns such as water and air quality, renewable energy, wilderness management, wetlands, urban planning, and zero waste. She is passionate about her Catholic faith and is committed to helping create a global community that both cares for one another and the planet. Angélica spending time in her native garden where lives near Los Angeles with her husband and five children.

JULIA IBARRA

JULIA IBARRA

Webpage Design and Development Assistant

Mexico City, Mexico
Julia has worked closely with several indigenous communities and national NGOs in projects for the defense of their lands and has given workshops on climate change. During her career, she has been interested in disseminating information about socio-environmental conflicts and climate justice. She currently lives in Mexico City.

MERCY IKŨRI

MERCY IKŨRI

Fossil Fuel Divestment Intern

Mwea, Kenya
Mercy Ikũri holds a Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture and has been involved in environmental work spanning three continents. She enjoys learning languages, writing haiku and being part of causes that raise awareness on an array of issues ranging from disarmament and women empowerment to human trafficking and climate change.

TOMÁS INSUA

TOMÁS INSUA

Executive Director

Rome, Italy
Tomás is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, working to help the Catholic Church turn the Laudato Si’ call into bold action for climate justice. He was previously a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School, served in the UN Climate Secretariat helping prepare the COP21 climate summit, worked for Google in Latin America and Southeast Asia, and co-founded a grassroots Catholic organization working in the slums of Buenos Aires. He completed a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in climate policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He grew up in Buenos Aires, where he had his spiritual home with the Franciscan friars, and lives in Rome with his wife, Vicky.

MAGDALENA MARIA KADZIAK

MAGDALENA MARIA KADZIAK

Laudato si' Animators Program Manager at GCCM Polska - Światowy Ruch Katolików na rzecz Środowiska

Mazovian, Poland
Magdalena studies at the theology department at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, where she focuses on coaching and social mediation.

CHRISTINA LEAÑO

CHRISTINA LEAÑO

Associate Director

New York, USA
Christina oversees all the operations and campaigns of GCCM, aiming to empower the Catholic community to bring Laudato Si’ to life. She brings over 15 years of leadership on environmental and social justice issues for a variety of non-profit, government and educational institutions.  She is passionate about exploring the intersection of spirituality and social justice and supporting people’s spiritual transformation through contemplative practices and engagement in social and ecological justice. She has degrees from Yale University and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She currently lives in Boston with her husband Steffano and rascally toddler Malaya Clare.

LETICIA LIMA DE ARAUJO

LETICIA LIMA DE ARAUJO

Brazilian Programs Assistant

Piauí, Brazil
Letícia Araújo served as National Advisor for Social Communication, Registration and Archive (CSRA) for YUFRA – Youth Franciscan of Brazil and also as Secretary for the same service in regional dimensions of YUFRA Brazil. She is currently serving the Human Rights, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (DHJUPIC) service for the local YUFRA fraternity in his hometown, as well as providing volunteer communication services for the Piauí Franciscan Family Conference in Brazil. Leticia is in the last year of the Journalism at Estacio Teresina College. Currently, she lives in Teresina, Brazil.

GUADALUPE LÓPEZ AGUILAR

GUADALUPE LÓPEZ AGUILAR

Copywriter

Guadalajara, Mexico
Convinced that sustainability is the only way to continue our existence, she has dedicated her past 10 years to socially-responsible communication, contributing to the private sector, third sector organizations, as well as the Mexico City Congress and international organizations such as UNDP.
She carries on this ideal in her personal, professional, academic and spiritual life to promote sustainable development.

DIEGO LÓPEZ

DIEGO LÓPEZ

Hispanic America and Spain Assistant

Maracaibo, Venezuela
Diego is an Industrial Relationist, who lives in Maracaibo, Venezuela, he is passionate about working with young people, he has worked with different pastoral and youth movements in his country, he met the Global Catholic Climate Movement at WYD Panama 2019. Since then he shares with great conviction the message of Pope Francis in Laudato Si’ ”We can all collaborate as instruments of God for the care of creation”. He has always particularly admired the greatness of God in many things, but especially in nature.

GABRIEL LOPEZ SANTAMARIA

GABRIEL LOPEZ SANTAMARIA

Director of Communications

Madrid, Spain
Gabriel serves as Digital Communications Manager. He is a Secular Order Franciscan brother. He is married and a father of two children. He has experience as a fundraiser, speaker and in digital marketing. Gabriel is the CEO of Católicos en Red (catholic fundraising agency) and Pazybien.es (a Franciscan inspirational website). He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Argentinian Catholic University (UCA), and in sociology from UNED (Spain).

ERIN LOTHES

ERIN LOTHES

Senior Program Manager, Laudato Si' Animators Program

New York, United States
Erin is an ecological theologian who holds a BA. in English from Princeton University, an MA in Theology from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University. She is on the faculty of St. Elizabeth University and served as an Earth Institute Fellow at Columbia University. Erin is the author of two books, Inspiring Sustainability: Planting Seeds for Action and The Paradox of Christian Sacrifice: The Loss of Self, the Gift of Self, as well as articles on energy ethics and faith-based environmentalism. A long time activist within the Catholic and interfaith environmental and divestment movement, she lives in New York with her husband and two sons.

LINDA MAKAU

LINDA MAKAU

Biodiversity and Climate Campaigns Intern

Nairobi, Kenya
Linda Makau serve as the Biodiversity and Climate campaigns Intern at GCCM. She is a communication strategist for campaigns and an International Relations and  Diplomacy student at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She has a strong background in Mass communication and environmental campaigns whereby she held successful Radio and Television Campaigns on  Laudato Si

CECILE DE MAULEON

CECILE DE MAULEON

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Rome, Italy
Cecile is a Mexican Lawyer with over a decade of experience in the international sector. She holds a LLB Degree from La Salle University, a Master’s Degree in European Law from Rome Tre University, a second Master in Geopolitics from the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), and is currently completing an Executive Master in Circular Economy Management at LUISS Business School. Cecile brings 10+ yr experience in multilateral diplomacy, international cooperation and development with a special focus on sustainable development, climate change and rural development. Seasoned in institutional relations upon her performance across government and international organizations (FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNIDROIT, IILA, IDLO, G20, Rio+20, UNFCCC), she has professional training in Project Management and is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian. Cecile is proud of her Salesian spiritual values and lives in Rome since 12 years, with her husband and two little daughters.

LINDLYN MOMA

LINDLYN MOMA

Advocacy Director

Johannesburg, South Africa
Lindlyn Moma combines a human rights law background and her passion for the environment to tackle climate change and promote social justice. She has an extended history of working in the environmental justice sector, most recently serving as Africa Program Director with WildAid and Greenpeace Africa over the past six years. From drafting mineral legislation with communities affected by mining in Ghana and advocating for the right to affordable clean water in Southern Africa to the fight for climate justice internationally, Lindlyn’s heart and career have centred on protecting the environment for the enjoyment of all. Lindlyn lives in remote Johannesburg, where she shares the joy of organic gardening with her husband and three children. She believes in joining the GCCM family; she is deepening her faith in synergy with her vocation.

JOHN OJEDA

JOHN OJEDA

People Operations Assistant

Quito, Ecuador
John has a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Diplomatic School of Spain and a Multilingual Bachelor’s Degree in Business and International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. He has been volunteer in a Brazilian NGO called “PROBRASIL” that is adressed to help kids from favelas in Sao Paulo and he has worked in HIAS Ecuador, an NGO for refugees and asylum seekers. Besides, he has experience working in the private sector. John can speak Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Italian.

ANA ORTEGA

ANA ORTEGA

Hispano America Assistant

Pichincha, Ecuador
Ana is an Environmental Engineer (UISEK) and a Specialist in Leadership, Climate Change, and Cities (FLACSO Ecuador). She has 8 years of experience in activism and climate action, and belongs to regional networks such as ActionLac, Clima Líderes, Latin American and Caribbean Youth Movement against Climate Change ¡CLIC!. She is Co-founder of Earth Guardians Quito and has participated in international meetings on climate change issues. She is a member of the Communion and Liberation Movement and Missionary of Bonds of Marian Love.

PAULA PALACIOS M.

PAULA PALACIOS M.

Administrative Assistant

Quito, Ecuador
Paula holds a Multilingual Bachelor’s Degree in Business and International Relations from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. She is an internationalist with a passion for human rights, development and empowerment of vulnerable communities. She previously worked in the Department of Human Development, Employment and Education of the OAS and volunteers in several youth organizations with social impact projects.

PRINCE PAPA

PRINCE PAPA

Program Coordinator-Africa

Nairobi, Kenya
Artivist, justice campaigner and co-founder of Kenya Power Shift, (a non-violent justice youth movement in Kenya). He has over 10 years experience in using arts and digital media in campaigning. He previously worked with 350.org as Sub Saharan Field organizer, working directly with frontline communities fighting the fossil fuels industry. He is also a commissioner with the Catholic Justice and Peace Commision-Kenya.

ANA PAULA PEÑA

ANA PAULA PEÑA

Administrative and Programs Assistant

Pichincha, Ecuador
Ana Paula serves as the Administrative and Programs Assistant. She has a Multilingual Bachelor’s degree in International Business and International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She has previously worked with Academia and International Organizations at the Andean Center for International Studies of Simon Bolivar Andean University, where she coorganized a Regional Seminar on climate change migration. Ana Paula believes in working alongside communities and individuals in order to make a change.

PAOLO PERRI

PAOLO PERRI

Assistant Controller

Rome, Italy
Paolo brings over 10 years of coordinating and monitoring rural development projects. He has gained long-standing experience in business planning and cost analysis and as a management consultant helps organizations to improve their performance. He also has served for many years as the Chief Administrative Officer for several Italian Ngos. He lives in Rome with her wife and their daughter

MATEUSZ PIOTROWSKI

MATEUSZ PIOTROWSKI

Program Advisor at GCCM Polska - Światowy Ruch Katolików na rzecz Środowiska

Mazovian, Poland
Mateusz has 10 years of experience in running social campaigns. He is a co-founder of the “Folkowisko” Association and the Polish Humanities Crisis Committee. He was also a co-creator of the economic education program “Labor market: manual”. He is a Doctor of Theology and Religious Studies from Nottingham University.
He lives with his wife Magdalena and daughter Aniela in Warsaw.

DOMENICA REYES

DOMENICA REYES

Communications Project Manager

Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Doménica serves as Communications Project Manager, working from the GCCM office in Quito, Ecuador. Doménica has a bachelor’s degree in Multilingual International Business and International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian. She has worked with GCCM since 2016.

SVITLANA ROMANKO

SVITLANA ROMANKO

Zero Fossil Fuels Campaign Manager

Ivano-Frankivsk,Ukraine
Environmental lawyer for over twenty years, Svitlana holds a PhD in Environmental, Natural Resources, Land and Agrarian Law and a doctorate on Climate Change Law, Climate Governance and Climate Policy. She collaborated with many international institutions, including IUCNAEL, USAID and CAN EECCA. After years of lecturing at the University, international expertise in environmental, energy and climate law and public advocacy on the environmental rights of local communities, including grassroot campaigning against the fossil fuels, Svitlana is a climate activist, green strategist and a campaign manager, passionate about climate justice, ending fossil fuels, green finance and green inclusive economy. Most recently led, designed and managed successful regional and national Climate, Fossil Free, 100% RE till 2050, Just/Green Recovery and Green Deal campaigns in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia for 350.org. Lives in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine with her husband and two kids.

KATIE ROTH MYLENBUSCH

KATIE ROTH MYLENBUSCH

Director of Development

Illinois, USA
Katie draws on 10+ years of fundraising experience in higher education, social services, and health related organizations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University, and studied environmental issues in Botswana while in undergraduate school. She has also obtained the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) accreditation. She resides outside Chicago with her husband, two cats, and puppy.

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MAYRA SANTOS

MAYRA SANTOS

Brazilian Programs Coordinator

Piauí, Brazil
Mayra Santos serves as National Secretary for YUFRA’s Northeast Area A – Youth Franciscan of Brazil, and as Regional Secretary for JUFRA Ceará and Piauí States (Brazil). She also served as Secretary for Human Rights, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (DHJUPIC) in regional dimensions at YUFRA Brasil and in services for the local YUFRA fraternity in her hometown.. Mayra is a Biologist, Master in Zoology working in the area of conservation and biodiversity, and she is enrolled in the Doctorate of Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. Currently, she lives in Floriano, Brazil.

CLIONA SHARKEY

CLIONA SHARKEY

Director of Advocacy and European Programmes

Leinster, Ireland
Cliona is responsible for developing and supporting GCCM’s advocacy work, and managing GCCM’s programmes in Europe. Cliona has spent 13 years working on climate justice advocacy with GCCM members and Partners. She previously worked for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and has worked at EU and UN levels. Cliona lives in Ireland.

ANNE VANDERCOOK

ANNE VANDERCOOK

Director of Finance and Operations

Washington D.C, USA
Anne serves as the Director of Finance and Operations for GCCM. She is a Washington DC native and has almost 20 years of accounting an operations experience, most of which is in the not for profit sector. Anne also enjoys the arts and is a avid theater lover. She is very excited and honored to be a part of the GCCM team.

PRISCILA VINTIMILLA

PRISCILA VINTIMILLA

Data Manager

Pichincha, Ecuador
Digital Marketeer, Data Analyst, INSIGHTS searcher. I am a 10 year experienced digital marketing professional, with a master’s degree on Web and Multidevice Analytics; I had worked with known local and regional brands, from data to strategy. My goal at GCCM is to contribute with my knowledge and support this great global movement that teaches us to care for creation.

ANNA WAGNER

ANNA WAGNER

Director of Network Engagement

California, USA
Anna brings over 15 years of leadership on environmental campaigns. Most recently, she was the Engagement Lead for Greenpeace USA’s campaign to end single-use plastic. Prior to that, she built local, regional and national mobilizing programs that activated thousands of Greenpeace supporters on a variety of campaigns. She believes effective social change movements require faith organizing, and that spiritual communities can support resilience for building a just and equitable future. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and outspoken preschooler, River Grace.

PIOTR ABRAMCZYK

PIOTR ABRAMCZYK

General Supervisor at GCCM Polska - Światowy Ruch Katolików na rzecz Środowiska

Mazovian, Poland
Graduated from the University of Reading, Piotr is a professional meteorologist with a special interest in climate change. Bringing together the scientific knowledge with a passion for integral ecology as taught by the Catholic Church, he works towards greater involvement of faith communities in the care for our common home.

DANIEL ALARCÓN

DANIEL ALARCÓN

Web Development and Design

Yucatan, Mexico
Daniel has 10+ years of experience in web development and design. His work has largely focused on nonprofit organizations. He also volunteered for 10 years teaching technology and mathematics to children. He enjoys nature, drawing, and programming. He currently resides in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

ELENA ATTANASI

ELENA ATTANASI

Programs Coordinator for Europe

Tuscany, Italy
Elena is Programs Coordinator for Europe and has been collaborating with the GCCM since 2019. In 2018, for the GCCM, she supported the organization of the first ecumenical prayer for creation in Assisi. She has a Bachelors’ degree and a master’s degree in the field of communication sciences. Elena is Italian and was born and grown up in Tuscany, where she still lives.

BR. BENEDICT AYODI

BR. BENEDICT AYODI

Program Manager, Africa

Nairobi, Kenya
Br. Benedict Ayodi serves as Program Manager- Africa. For the last six years, he has been serving as the director for the office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) at the General Curia of the Capuchin Franciscans in Rome. He previously worked as the regional director of the Damietta Peace Initiative (DPI), a grassroots-based peace project promoting the values of Justice, Peace, interfaith dialogue and care for the environment in Africa. Being a Capuchin Franciscan friar, Benedict follows in the footsteps of St. Francis by caring for nature and advocating for climate justice. He currently resides in Nairobi, Kenya

CARLA BASTIDAS JURADO

CARLA BASTIDAS JURADO

Special Projects Program Assistant

Quito, Ecuador
Carla loves nature and how we can connect with God through it. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree on Biotechnology Engineer, one Master in Environmental Management from the University of Cadiz, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg. Along her academic and professional path, she has being involved in different projects related to environmental remediation, waste managenment, circular economy, and sustainability consultant. Carla loves to work for environmental protection and leave the sustainability seed in others.

IGOR BASTOS

IGOR BASTOS

Program Manager, Portuguese speaking countries

Minas Gerais, Brazil
Igor Bastos served as a National Secretary of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) of the Youth Franciscans of Brazil and as a member of the board of SINFRAJUPE (Inter-Franciscan Service of Justice, Peace, and Ecology). For the past few years, he has supported the homeless and landless struggles through the Franciscan Action of Ecology and Solidarity (AFES), and he also collaborates with Franciscan International. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Uberlândia. He currently lives in Uberlândia, Brazil, where he works from the AFES office.

 MATEUSZ BEDNARKIEWICZ

MATEUSZ BEDNARKIEWICZ

Senior Advisor at GCCM Polska - Światowy Ruch Katolików na rzecz Środowiska

Mazovian, Poland
Mateusz is an assistant professor in the theater department of the Warsaw Academy and a director cooperating with theaters in Warsaw and Poznan. His work has won prizes at the Polish Feature Film Festival and Teatroteka Fest, and was nominated for an Orły award. He is a member of the Polish and European Film Academy, president of the Parliamentary Education Foundation, and a long-standing collaborator with Polish and international non-governmental organizations. Mateusz is a graduate in philosophy of the University of Warsaw and the directing department of AT Warsaw Drama Academy.

JONATHON BRADEN

JONATHON BRADEN

Writer

Nebraska, USA
Jonathon Braden has more than 10 years of writing and communications experience. He seeks to tell GCCM’s story.

FABIÁN CAMPOS

FABIÁN CAMPOS

Programs Manager for Hispanic America

Pichincha, Ecuador
He studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador: a Multiligual Degree in Business and International Relations and a Master in International Business. He attended the Ignatian Latin American University Leadership Program of the AUSJAL in Quito and the Ibero-American Leadership Programm of the Pablo VI Foundation in Madrid.

ANTONIO CASCHETTO

ANTONIO CASCHETTO

Programs Coordinator, Italy

Assisi, Italy
Antonio coordinates the programs for Italy, through the Laudato Si’ Animators training and the coordination of the Laudato Si’ Circles. He is also member of the eco-spirituality international team and in Assisi he leads the pilgrims in the retreats in the Franciscan sanctuaries. He is an architect and he has designed and built low-energy impact buildings. Moreover, he has been monitoring urban and environmental activities for petrochemical sites in Sicily and hospitals throughout Italy to reduce the emissions. He has thought Italian to asylum seekers in the Diocese of Assisi and has been working as spiritual guide in the Shrine of the Spoliation, leading his first ecumenical prayer for creation, besides having organized with the Diocese and the franciscan families a variety of events for creation. He is the author of the book “Vivi Laudato Si'”, by Edizioni Francescane Italiane, a book about the franciscan roots of the encyclical of Pope Francis and its relation today with the action. Married to his wonderful wife, Angelica, he has two beautiful sons, Francesco and Emanuele, and a nice dog named Jumpy.

CECILIA DALL’OGLIO

CECILIA DALL’OGLIO

Associate Director of European Programs

Rome, Italy
Cecilia Dall’Oglio is our Divest-Invest & European Programs Coordinator. Cecilia came on late January 2017 to coordinate our Divest/Invest efforts as well as outreach across Italy and Europe. She brings over 22 years of service in FOCSIV where she was responsible for campaigns on sustainable lifestyles and climate justice (lobbying and advocacy) in collaboration with CIDSE and others Italian Catholic associations and part of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Italian Bishop Conference. She works on a secondment based in the FOCSIV office in Rome.

CHERYL DUGAN

CHERYL DUGAN

Asia-Pacific and English-speaking Animators Programs Manager

Metro Manila, the Philippines
Cheryl’s project management experience spans 14 countries in Asia and was gained from working with international non-government organizations that advance children’s rights and protection. Cheryl lives in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is a writer on the side, and has written feature stories for nonprofit organizations.

REBA ELLIOTT

REBA ELLIOTT

Director of Special Projects

Virginia, USA
Reba Elliott is the Director of Communications and Special Projects. She brings over a decade of nonprofit leadership to the organization, including managing U.S. campaigns for the Laudato Si’ encyclical. She lives in central Virginia with her husband and children.

SANDRA ESTRADA REAL

SANDRA ESTRADA REAL

Social Media Coordinator

Mexico City, Mexico
Sandra Estrada is a Communicologist with a specialization in Scientific Outreach, Visual Communication and Spirituality. She studied Laudato Si’ with SIGNIS in the Amazon (Ecuador) and at the Javeriana University (India); she co-wrote and translated the e-book “Unfold Nest: a journey towards new forms of life”. She writes and lectures on spirituality, interreligious and intercultural dialogue and mental health. Content Creator and member of: SIGNIS, Ignatian Youth Network (Jesuits), Virtues in Movement Network and Catholic Link.

ADRIANNA FIORE ILLINGWORTH

ADRIANNA FIORE ILLINGWORTH

Social Media Coordinator

Madrid, Spain
Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Studied Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
Dual Masters in Digital Marketing and Branding.
She launched her professional career as an event planner in Madrid. Then she worked as the Community Manager at Rome Reports TV News Agency, while also heading the Stand Together project to give voice to persecuted Christians.
Adrianna speaks Spanish, English and Italian.

AGATA GAJEWSKA-DYSZKIEWICZ

AGATA GAJEWSKA-DYSZKIEWICZ

Finance and Operations Manager at GCCM Polska

Warsaw, Poland
Agata is the finance and operation manager at GCCM in Poland. She has managed largescale research and implementation projects supporting national and EU public policies as well as commercial projects for private and public entities. She worked as a chief research and analysis officer at the Educational Research Institute (IBE) and served as the Secretary of the Project Development Advisory Board identifying funding opportunities and writing grant proposals. Prior to her engagement at GCCM and IBE, Agata administered two international grant programmes run by major private donors from Poland and Germany fostering social involvement and cooperation among Central and Eastern European NGO’s.

GUADALUPE GARCÍA CORIGLIANO

GUADALUPE GARCÍA CORIGLIANO

Copywriter

Buenos Aires, Argentina
B.A. in Journalism from Universidad del Salvador (Argentina). Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Journalism from Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). Currently she is Copywriter for GCCM; Social Media Manager at AICA (Agencia Informativa Católica Argentina); Press Manager at Meraki; Founder and Director of the Digital Magazine Iglesia Millennial. More than 5 years of experience in communication and press for different Catholic organizations and projects.

ANTONIO A. GARRIDO SALCEDO

ANTONIO A. GARRIDO SALCEDO

Spain Programs Assistant

Cordoba, Spain
Born in Córdoba (Spain). He studied a double degree in Political Sciences and Law in Granada. With a Master in International Cooperation, Public Administration and NGO. His professional career started in Malta and finally in Rome, where he worked in the TV News Agency Rome Reports, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life in preparation of WYD 2019 in Panama.

ANGÉLICA GONZALEZ-APPLE

ANGÉLICA GONZALEZ-APPLE

Program Manager North America

California, USA
Angélica serves GCCM as Program Manager North America. She draws on 14+ years of experience in Environmental Education and Leadership. She attended California State University Monterey Bay, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish. Angélica’s prior experience includes serving as Conservation Programs Manager at the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter. There she organized and implemented conservation programs and campaigns such as water and air quality, renewable energy, wilderness management, wetlands, urban planning, and zero waste. She is passionate about her Catholic faith and is committed to helping create a global community that both cares for one another and the planet. Angélica spending time in her native garden where lives near Los Angeles with her husband and five children.

JULIA IBARRA

JULIA IBARRA

Webpage Design and Development Assistant

Mexico City, Mexico
Julia has worked closely with several indigenous communities and national NGOs in projects for the defense of their lands and has given workshops on climate change. During her career, she has been interested in disseminating information about socio-environmental conflicts and climate justice. She currently lives in Mexico City.

MERCY IKŨRI

MERCY IKŨRI

Fossil Fuel Divestment Intern

Mwea, Kenya
Mercy Ikũri holds a Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture and has been involved in environmental work spanning three continents. She enjoys learning languages, writing haiku and being part of causes that raise awareness on an array of issues ranging from disarmament and women empowerment to human trafficking and climate change.

TOMÁS INSUA

TOMÁS INSUA

Executive Director

Rome, Italy
Tomás is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, working to help the Catholic Church turn the Laudato Si’ call into bold action for climate justice. He was previously a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School, served in the UN Climate Secretariat helping prepare the COP21 climate summit, worked for Google in Latin America and Southeast Asia, and had a leadership role in a Catholic organization working in the slums of Buenos Aires. He completed a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in climate policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He grew up in Buenos Aires, where he had his spiritual home with the Franciscan friars, and lives in Rome with his wife, Vicky.

MAGDALENA MARIA KADZIAK

MAGDALENA MARIA KADZIAK

Laudato si' Animators Program Manager at GCCM Polska - Światowy Ruch Katolików na rzecz Środowiska

Mazovian, Poland
Magdalena studies at the theology department at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, where she focuses on coaching and social mediation.

CHRISTINA LEAÑO

CHRISTINA LEAÑO

Associate Director

New York, USA
Christina oversees all the operations and campaigns of GCCM, aiming to empower the Catholic community to bring Laudato Si’ to life. She brings over 15 years of leadership on environmental and social justice issues for a variety of non-profit, government and educational institutions.  She is passionate about exploring the intersection of spirituality and social justice and supporting people’s spiritual transformation through contemplative practices and engagement in social and ecological justice. She has degrees from Yale University and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She currently lives in Boston with her husband Steffano and rascally toddler Malaya Clare.

LETICIA LIMA DE ARAUJO

LETICIA LIMA DE ARAUJO

Brazilian Programs Assistant

Piauí, Brazil
Letícia Araújo served as National Advisor for Social Communication, Registration and Archive (CSRA) for YUFRA – Youth Franciscan of Brazil and also as Secretary for the same service in regional dimensions of YUFRA Brazil. She is currently serving the Human Rights, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (DHJUPIC) service for the local YUFRA fraternity in his hometown, as well as providing volunteer communication services for the Piauí Franciscan Family Conference in Brazil. Leticia is in the last year of the Journalism at Estacio Teresina College. Currently, she lives in Teresina, Brazil.

GUADALUPE LÓPEZ AGUILAR

GUADALUPE LÓPEZ AGUILAR

Copywriter

Guadalajara, Mexico
Convinced that sustainability is the only way to continue our existence, she has dedicated her past 10 years to socially-responsible communication, contributing to the private sector, third sector organizations, as well as the Mexico City Congress and international organizations such as UNDP.
She carries on this ideal in her personal, professional, academic and spiritual life to promote sustainable development.

DIEGO LÓPEZ

DIEGO LÓPEZ

Hispanic America and Spain Assistant

Maracaibo, Venezuela
Diego is an Industrial Relationist, who lives in Maracaibo, Venezuela, he is passionate about working with young people, he has worked with different pastoral and youth movements in his country, he met the Global Catholic Climate Movement at WYD Panama 2019. Since then he shares with great conviction the message of Pope Francis in Laudato Si’ ”We can all collaborate as instruments of God for the care of creation”. He has always particularly admired the greatness of God in many things, but especially in nature.

GABRIEL LOPEZ SANTAMARIA

GABRIEL LOPEZ SANTAMARIA

Director of Communications

Madrid, Spain
Gabriel serves as Digital Communications Manager. He is a Secular Order Franciscan brother. He is married and a father of two children. He has experience as a fundraiser, speaker and in digital marketing. Gabriel is the CEO of Católicos en Red (catholic fundraising agency) and Pazybien.es (a Franciscan inspirational website). He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Argentinian Catholic University (UCA), and in sociology from UNED (Spain).

ERIN LOTHES

ERIN LOTHES

Senior Program Manager, Laudato Si' Animators Program

New York, United States
Erin is an ecological theologian who holds a BA. in English from Princeton University, an MA in Theology from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University. She is on the faculty of St. Elizabeth University and served as an Earth Institute Fellow at Columbia University. Erin is the author of two books, Inspiring Sustainability: Planting Seeds for Action and The Paradox of Christian Sacrifice: The Loss of Self, the Gift of Self, as well as articles on energy ethics and faith-based environmentalism. A long time activist within the Catholic and interfaith environmental and divestment movement, she lives in New York with her husband and two sons.

LINDA MAKAU

LINDA MAKAU

Biodiversity and Climate Campaigns Intern

Nairobi, Kenya
Linda Makau serve as the Biodiversity and Climate campaigns Intern at GCCM. She is a communication strategist for campaigns and an International Relations and  Diplomacy student at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She has a strong background in Mass communication and environmental campaigns whereby she held successful Radio and Television Campaigns on  Laudato Si

CECILE DE MAULEON

CECILE DE MAULEON

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Rome, Italy
Cecile is a Mexican Lawyer with over a decade of experience in the international sector. She holds a LLB Degree from La Salle University, a Master’s Degree in European Law from Rome Tre University, a second Master in Geopolitics from the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), and is currently completing an Executive Master in Circular Economy Management at LUISS Business School. Cecile brings 10+ yr experience in multilateral diplomacy, international cooperation and development with a special focus on sustainable development, climate change and rural development. Seasoned in institutional relations upon her performance across government and international organizations (FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNIDROIT, IILA, IDLO, G20, Rio+20, UNFCCC), she has professional training in Project Management and is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian. Cecile is proud of her Salesian spiritual values and lives in Rome since 12 years, with her husband and two little daughters.

LINDLYN MOMA

LINDLYN MOMA

Advocacy Director

Johannesburg, South Africa
Lindlyn Moma combines a human rights law background and her passion for the environment to tackle climate change and promote social justice. She has an extended history of working in the environmental justice sector, most recently serving as Africa Program Director with WildAid and Greenpeace Africa over the past six years. From drafting mineral legislation with communities affected by mining in Ghana and advocating for the right to affordable clean water in Southern Africa to the fight for climate justice internationally, Lindlyn’s heart and career have centred on protecting the environment for the enjoyment of all. Lindlyn lives in remote Johannesburg, where she shares the joy of organic gardening with her husband and three children. She believes in joining the GCCM family; she is deepening her faith in synergy with her vocation.

JOHN OJEDA

JOHN OJEDA

People Operations Assistant

Quito, Ecuador
John has a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Diplomatic School of Spain and a Multilingual Bachelor’s Degree in Business and International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. He has been volunteer in a Brazilian NGO called “PROBRASIL” that is adressed to help kids from favelas in Sao Paulo and he has worked in HIAS Ecuador, an NGO for refugees and asylum seekers. Besides, he has experience working in the private sector. John can speak Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Italian.

ANA ORTEGA

ANA ORTEGA

Hispano America Assistant

Pichincha, Ecuador
Ana is an Environmental Engineer (UISEK) and a Specialist in Leadership, Climate Change, and Cities (FLACSO Ecuador). She has 8 years of experience in activism and climate action, and belongs to regional networks such as ActionLac, Clima Líderes, Latin American and Caribbean Youth Movement against Climate Change ¡CLIC!. She is Co-founder of Earth Guardians Quito and has participated in international meetings on climate change issues. She is a member of the Communion and Liberation Movement and Missionary of Bonds of Marian Love.

PAULA PALACIOS M.

PAULA PALACIOS M.

Administrative Assistant

Quito, Ecuador
Paula holds a Multilingual Bachelor’s Degree in Business and International Relations from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. She is an internationalist with a passion for human rights, development and empowerment of vulnerable communities. She previously worked in the Department of Human Development, Employment and Education of the OAS and volunteers in several youth organizations with social impact projects.

PRINCE PAPA

PRINCE PAPA

Program Coordinator-Africa

Nairobi, Kenya
Artivist, justice campaigner and co-founder of Kenya Power Shift, (a non-violent justice youth movement in Kenya). He has over 10 years experience in using arts and digital media in campaigning. He previously worked with 350.org as Sub Saharan Field organizer, working directly with frontline communities fighting the fossil fuels industry. He is also a commissioner with the Catholic Justice and Peace Commision-Kenya.

ANA PAULA PEÑA

ANA PAULA PEÑA

Administrative and Programs Assistant

Pichincha, Ecuador
Ana Paula serves as the Administrative and Programs Assistant. She has a Multilingual Bachelor’s degree in International Business and International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She has previously worked with Academia and International Organizations at the Andean Center for International Studies of Simon Bolivar Andean University, where she coorganized a Regional Seminar on climate change migration. Ana Paula believes in working alongside communities and individuals in order to make a change.

PAOLO PERRI

PAOLO PERRI

Assistant Controller

Rome, Italy
Paolo brings over 10 years of coordinating and monitoring rural development projects. He has gained long-standing experience in business planning and cost analysis and as a management consultant helps organizations to improve their performance. He also has served for many years as the Chief Administrative Officer for several Italian Ngos. He lives in Rome with her wife and their daughter

MATEUSZ PIOTROWSKI

MATEUSZ PIOTROWSKI

Program Advisor at GCCM Polska - Światowy Ruch Katolików na rzecz Środowiska

Mazovian, Poland
Mateusz has 10 years of experience in running social campaigns. He is a co-founder of the “Folkowisko” Association and the Polish Humanities Crisis Committee. He was also a co-creator of the economic education program “Labor market: manual”. He is a Doctor of Theology and Religious Studies from Nottingham University.
He lives with his wife Magdalena and daughter Aniela in Warsaw.

DOMENICA REYES

DOMENICA REYES

Communications Project Manager

Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Doménica serves as Communications Project Manager, working from the GCCM office in Quito, Ecuador. Doménica has a bachelor’s degree in Multilingual International Business and International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian. She has worked with GCCM since 2016.

SVITLANA ROMANKO

SVITLANA ROMANKO

Zero Fossil Fuels Campaign Manager

Ivano-Frankivsk,Ukraine
Environmental lawyer for over twenty years, Svitlana holds a PhD in Environmental, Natural Resources, Land and Agrarian Law and a doctorate on Climate Change Law, Climate Governance and Climate Policy. She collaborated with many international institutions, including IUCNAEL, USAID and CAN EECCA. After years of lecturing at the University, international expertise in environmental, energy and climate law and public advocacy on the environmental rights of local communities, including grassroot campaigning against the fossil fuels, Svitlana is a climate activist, green strategist and a campaign manager, passionate about climate justice, ending fossil fuels, green finance and green inclusive economy. Most recently led, designed and managed successful regional and national Climate, Fossil Free, 100% RE till 2050, Just/Green Recovery and Green Deal campaigns in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia for 350.org. Lives in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine with her husband and two kids.

KATIE ROTH MYLENBUSCH

KATIE ROTH MYLENBUSCH

Director of Development

Illinois, USA
Katie draws on 10+ years of fundraising experience in higher education, social services, and health related organizations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University, and studied environmental issues in Botswana while in undergraduate school. She has also obtained the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) accreditation. She resides outside Chicago with her husband, two cats, and puppy.

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MAYRA SANTOS

MAYRA SANTOS

Brazilian Programs Coordinator

Piauí, Brazil
Mayra Santos serves as National Secretary for YUFRA’s Northeast Area A – Youth Franciscan of Brazil, and as Regional Secretary for JUFRA Ceará and Piauí States (Brazil). She also served as Secretary for Human Rights, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (DHJUPIC) in regional dimensions at YUFRA Brasil and in services for the local YUFRA fraternity in her hometown.. Mayra is a Biologist, Master in Zoology working in the area of conservation and biodiversity, and she is enrolled in the Doctorate of Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. Currently, she lives in Floriano, Brazil.

CLIONA SHARKEY

CLIONA SHARKEY

Director of Advocacy and European Programmes

Leinster, Ireland
Cliona is responsible for developing and supporting GCCM’s advocacy work, and managing GCCM’s programmes in Europe. Cliona has spent 13 years working on climate justice advocacy with GCCM members and Partners. She previously worked for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and has worked at EU and UN levels. Cliona lives in Ireland.

ANNE VANDERCOOK

ANNE VANDERCOOK

Director of Finance and Operations

Washington D.C, USA
Anne serves as the Director of Finance and Operations for GCCM. She is a Washington DC native and has almost 20 years of accounting an operations experience, most of which is in the not for profit sector. Anne also enjoys the arts and is a avid theater lover. She is very excited and honored to be a part of the GCCM team.

PRISCILA VINTIMILLA

PRISCILA VINTIMILLA

Data Manager

Pichincha, Ecuador
Digital Marketeer, Data Analyst, INSIGHTS searcher. I am a 10 year experienced digital marketing professional, with a master’s degree on Web and Multidevice Analytics; I had worked with known local and regional brands, from data to strategy. My goal at GCCM is to contribute with my knowledge and support this great global movement that teaches us to care for creation.

ANNA WAGNER

ANNA WAGNER

Director of Network Engagement

California, USA
Anna brings over 15 years of leadership on environmental campaigns. Most recently, she was the Engagement Lead for Greenpeace USA’s campaign to end single-use plastic. Prior to that, she built local, regional and national mobilizing programs that activated thousands of Greenpeace supporters on a variety of campaigns. She believes effective social change movements require faith organizing, and that spiritual communities can support resilience for building a just and equitable future. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and outspoken preschooler, River Grace.

Board of Directors

GCCM’s Board of Directors provides direction to the Secretariat, together with the Steering Committee, to ensure mission and vision fulfillment. The Board supports the Secretariat to advance key strategic projects through high-level Church networking as well as provides financial oversight for GCCM.

Dr Lorna Gold

Dr Lorna Gold

Dr Lorna Gold is Director of Movement Building with FaithInvest.

Yeb Saño

Yeb Saño

Yeb Saño is Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia.

Amanda Hanley

Amanda Hanley

Amanda Hanley is Co-Founding Director of the Hanley Foundation, member of the Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council, advocate and signatory of Divest-Invest Philanthropy, founding steering committee member of North Shore Green Women and a WIGhead organizer of  Chicago Women In Green. She has served on the advisory board of Loyola University Chicago Institute for Environmental Sustainability and the advisory circle of the Archdiocese of Chicago Encyclical Working Group.

John O’Shaughnessy

John O’Shaughnessy

John O’Shaughnessy is Chief Financial Officer & CIO of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary.

Marianne Comfort

Marianne Comfort

Marianne Comfort is justice coordinator for Earth, anti-racism and women for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ

Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ

Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ is the Secretary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Society of Jesus in Rome.

Analisa Ramsahai

Analisa Ramsahai

Analisa Ramsahai is Regional Programme Coordinator for the Franciscan Institute for Personal and Family Development, a ministry of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (SSM).

Michel Roy

Michel Roy

Michel Roy served as the Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis (CI) from 2011 to 2019 and has more than 40 years of service as Director and Advisor to the Catholic Church in its involvement with the poor in France and worldwide (Secours Catholique / Caritas France, Mission Langues and the International Forum of Catholic NGOs, RAOEN), developing grassroots networks and advocating for the protection of human dignity.

Fr Augusto Zampini Davies

Fr Augusto Zampini Davies

Rev. Augusto Zampini-Davies is Adjunct Secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and Co-Lead of the Vatican Covid-19 Commission.

Advisory Council

Members of the Advisory Council serve as a public witness of the Church’s commitment to creation care. Members have the opportunity to shape how the global Church can best address the current ecological crisis.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

Philippines

Cardinal John Ribat

Cardinal John Ribat

Papua New Guinea

Cardinal Pedro Barreto

Cardinal Pedro Barreto

Peru

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich

Luxembourg

Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo

Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo

Burkina Faso

Global Membership Council

GCCM’s Steering Committee supports the Secretariat in developing the Strategic Framework to ensure fidelity to the mission and strategy implementation as it relates to programmatic matters.

  • Alirio Caceres Aguirre

    Consultant REPAM (Colombia)

  • Allen Ottaro

    Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (Kenya)

  • Amy Woolam Echeverria

    Missionary Society of St. Columban (Columban Missionaries), International JPIC

  • Analisa Ramsahai

    Franciscan Institute for Personal and Family Development (Trinidad and Tobago)

  • Ann Marie Brennan

    Christian Life Community (United States)

  • Antoine Maksoud

    International Catholic Conference of Scouting (Lebanon)

  • Br Benedict Ayodi

    Curia Generale of OFM Capuchins, JPIC Office (Italy/Kenya)

  • Chiara Martinelli

    CIDSE (Belgium)

  • Dan Misleh

    Catholic Climate Covenant (United States)

  • Dan Hale

    CAFOD (UK)

  • Fr. John Leydon, SSC

    Missionary Society of St Columban (Philippines / Ireland)

  • Fr Pedro Walpole

    EcoJesuit (Philippines)

  • Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ

    Jesuit General Curia (Rome)

  • Gabriel López Santamaría, OFS

    Paz y Bien (Spain)

  • Jacqui Remond

    Laudato Si’ Consultant (Australia)

  • Luc Fiorani

    Focolare Movement (Italy)

  • Marianne Comfort

    Sisters of Mercy of the Americas (United States)

  • Martin de Jong

    Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand (New Zealand)

  • Marvie L. Misolas

    Maryknoll missioner (United States)

  • Patrick Carolan

    Franciscan Action Network (United States)

  • Paulo Baleinakorodawa

    Caritas Fiji, Archdiocese of Suva’s Commission for Social and Ecological Justice, Transcend Oceania (Fiji)

  • Pedro Duarte Silva

    CInternational Catholic Conference of Scouting (Portugal)

  • Roxana Esqueff

    Red Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Pensamiento Social de la Iglesia, Red de Ecología Integral del Conosur (Uruguay)

  • Sr. Sheila Kinsey

    JPIC Commission of USG/UISG (Italy)