Diocesan Departments and Personnel

There are three office buildings on the Catholic Life Center campus in Baton Rouge at the corner of South Acadian Thruway and Hundred Oaks Avenue.

The Main Administration Building houses the offices of the Bishop, Chancery, Accounting, Archives, Benefits, Catholic Schools, Child and Youth Protection, Computer Systems, Evangelization and Catechesis, Finance, Human Resources, Marriage and Family Life, Mission Office, Religious Women and Men, Stewardship, The Catholic Commentator, Tribunal, Vocations, Worship, and Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

The Education Building is the location of the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Retreat Center, Catholic Life Television, Child Nutrition Program and Maintenance. The street address for these two buildings is 1800 South Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1663.

The third building on the campus houses Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge which includes the departments of Adult Services; Disaster Preparedness and Response; Maternity, Adoption and Behavioral Health; Refugee and Migration Services; and Social and Community Responsibility. The address for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is 1900 South Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1665.

Email addresses for all clergy and diocesan employees are the first letter of the first name and the last name@diobr.org. Unless otherwise indicated, all correspondence, telephone calls, emails and faxes should be directed to:

Mail: P. O. Box 2028 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028

Phone: 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-336-8789

Email: chancery@diobr.org

Website: diobr.org

 

CHANCERY

Bishop: Most Rev. Robert W. Muench

Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia: Very Rev. Than N. Vu, V.G.

Chancellor: Very Rev. Thomas C. Ranzino

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: Mrs. Marsha Gautreau

Chancery Secretary: Mrs. Patricia F. Soniat

 

CORPORATION, DIOCESAN

Legal Title: The Roman Catholic Church of the  Diocese  of Baton Rouge

Officers and Board Members:

President: Most Rev. Robert W. Muench

Vice President: Very Rev. Than N. Vu, V.G.

Secretary: Very Rev. Thomas C. Ranzino

Treasurer: Mr. Joseph E. Ingraham

 

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT

Phone: 225-242-0241 or 225-387-0561

Email: mnoto@diobr.org

Accounting Manager: Mrs. Marilyn Noto

Accountant: Mrs. Gwen Tiner

Assistant Accountants: Mr. John Clement, Ms. Lee Ann Moser

 

ARCHIVES

Fax: 225-242-0299

Email: archives@diobr.org

Website: diobr.org/archives

Archivist/Records Manager: Mrs. Ann T. Boltin

Associate Archivist: Mrs. Katie Oubre

Assistant Archivist: Ms. Amy L. Jones

 

ATTORNEY, DIOCESAN

Phone: 225-344-2601

Fax: 225-387-1714

Mail: Hebert, Spencer, Cusimano & Fry, L.L.P. 701 Laurel Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5635

Email: vccus1555@gmail.com

Counselor: Mr. V. Charles Cusimano

 

BENEFITS OFFICE

See Human Resources

 

BISHOP ROBERT E. TRACY CENTER

Phone: 225-242-0222 or 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-242-0134

Email: tracycenter@diobr.org

Administrator: Mr. Craig Michelet

Manager: Mrs. Debra Clement

Secretary: Mrs. Mary Barnhizer

Kitchen Manager: Mrs. Charlotte Meads

Retreat Captain: Ms. Sandy Anseman

 

BLACK CATHOLICS, OFFICE OF

Phone: 225-562-3255

Fax: 225-562-3255

Email: deaconal2@bellsouth.net

Location: 6490 LA Highway 44 Convent, LA 70723

Mail: P. O. Box 30 Convent, LA 70723-0030

Director: Deacon Alfred Adams, Sr.

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge has programs for families and individuals in poverty or with special needs.

Unless otherwise indicated, all correspondence, telephone calls, emails and facsimiles for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge offices should be directed to:

Phone: 225-336-8700

Fax: 225-336-8745

Email: info@ccdiobr.org

Website: CatholicCharitiesbr.org

Location: 1900 South Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1665

Mail: P. O. Box 1668 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1668

 

Administration

Executive Director: Mr. David C. Aguillard

Email: daguillard@ccdiobr.org

Executive Secretary: Ms. Vanessa Polk

Email: vpolk@ccdiobr.org

Main Receptionist: Mrs. Marlene Martinez

 

Accounting

Accounting Director: Ms. Kathy Naquin

Email: knaquin@ccdiobr.org

Accounting Coordinator: Mr. Doug Trick

Email: dtrick@ccdiobr.org

Human Resources/Payroll: Ms. Julie Nellon

Email: jnellon@ccdiobr.org

Bookkeepers: Ms. Frances Bynum, Mrs. Zandra Edwards

 

Mission Engagement

Director of Mission Engagement: Mrs. Lisa Lee

Email: llee@ccdiobr.org

Information Systems Coordinator: Mr. Brendan McAdams

Communications Coordinator: Ms. Carol S. Spruell

Email: cspruell@ccdiobr.org

Foster Grandparents Coordinator: Ms. Darlene Woods

Email: dwoods@ccdiobr.org

Disaster Preparedness Cordinator/Warehouse Manager: Mr. Bill Marcin

Faith and Community Partnerships/Volunteer Coordinator: Ms. Katie Richard

 

Senior Employment Title 5 Program

Phone: 225-346-0680, 225-336-8700 or 800-560-0200

Fax: 225-346-0020

Mail: P. O. Box 4232 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4232

Email: llee@ccdiobr.org

Program Director: Ms. Lisa Lee

Employment Specialist: Mrs. Constance Houston

Advocate for Persons with Disabilities: Mrs. Tessie DiFulco

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Phone: 225-336-8770

Fax: 225-336-8745

Contact: Mr. David C. Aguillard

Mail: P. O. Box 1668 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1668

Disaster Preparedness Coordinator: Mr. William Marcin

Email: wmarcin@ccdiobr.org

Disaster Case Management Coordinator: Deacon Mario (Sam) Sammartino

 

MATERNITY, ADOPTION AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Phone: 225-336-8708 or 225-336-8700

Fax: 225-336-8703

Mail: P. O. Box 4785 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4785

Email: adopt@ccdiobr.org

Website: adoptccdiobr.org

Director: Mrs. Stephanie Sterling

Clinical Director International Adoption Social Worker: Mrs. Paula C. Davis

Assistant to the Director: Ms. Karen Moore

Secretary: Mrs. Wanda Mitchell

Receptionist: Ms. Angela Baltazar

 

Adoption Program

Domestic Adoption Social Worker: Mr. Patrick Morris

Adoption Related Services: Mrs. Lori DiBenedetto-Webb, Mrs. Barbara Thompson

Maternity Services/Sanctuary for Life Maternity Home/Project Rachel Social Worker: Mrs. Mary McKee

Safe Families for Children

Coordinator: Vacant

Email: safefamilies@ccdiobr.org

 

Baton Rouge Behavioral Health Counseling Office

Phone: 225-336-8708 or 225-336-8700

Fax: 225-336-8703

Mail: P. O. Box 4785 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4785

Counselors: Ms. Lynne Jordon, Ms. Perla Steele (Bilingual), Ms. Mary Uter, Mrs. Stephanie Gordon

 

Denham Springs Behavioral Health Counseling Office

Phone: 225-231-8030

Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 865 Hatchell Lane Denham Springs, LA 70726

Counselor: Mr. Luis O. Campos

 

Hammond Behavioral Health Counseling Office

Phone: 985-542-5455

Fax: 985-543-3559

Location: 409 West Dakota Street Hammond, LA 70401-2517

Mail: P. O. Box 2356 Hammond, LA 70401-2356

Licensed Clinical Social Workers: Ms. Teresa Leeper, Ms. Regina Puryear, Mrs. Mollie Lynn

Secretary: Mrs. Debra Beauvais

 

New Roads Behavioral Health Counseling Office

Phone: 225-638-9665

Fax: 225-638-6346

Location: St. Mary of False River Catholic Church 348 West Main Street New Roads, LA 70760-3587 or

Mail: P. O. Box 110 New Roads, LA 70760-0110

Counselor: Mr. Lius Campos

 

LaPointe Office

Phone: 225-638-8873

Location: 2100 False River Road Suite B New Roads, LA 70760

Coordinator: Ms. Tamika Boyer

 

Southeast Behavioral Health Counseling Office

Phone: 225-603-3135

Mail: 1056 Worthey Road, Suite E Gonzales, LA 70737-4302

Counselor: Mr. Al Robelot, Jr.

 

Southwest Behavioral Health Counseling Office

Phone: 225-231-8030

Mail: Ascension of Our Lord Church 719 Mississippi Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Counselor: Mr. Luis O. Campos

 

REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Phone: 225-346-0660 or 225-336-8700

Fax: 225-346-0020

Mail: P. O. Box 4213 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4213

Email: csalazar@ccdiobr.org

Director: Ms. Corina Salazar

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Takara Turner

Email: tturner@ccdiobr.org

 

Resettlement Services Arrivals Specialist: Ms. Cecilia Perez

Self-Sufficiency Specialist: Ms. Snjezana Dragovic

Case Manager: Mr. Yaser Al-Khayat

Orientation Specialist: Mr. Ireweini Berhe

 

Immigration Legal Services

Staff Attorneys: Mr. Homero Lopez, Mr. Jeremy Jong

BIA Representative: Ms. Ashley Idiaguez

Fingerprint Specialist: Ms. Meylin Valenzuela

Migrant Integration Specialist: Ms. Norma Palma

 

SOCIAL & COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY DEPARTMENT

Phone: 225-336-8700

Fax: 225-336-8745

Email: jhill@ccdiobr.org

Director: Ms. Jennifer Hill

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Vivian Nicholson

 

Alsen Service Center

Phone: 225-336-8700

Mail: 601 Old Rafe Meyer Road Baton Rouge, LA 70807-1147

Caseworker: Ms. Carolyn Evans

Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator: Ms. Lauren Nyman (VISTA)

 

Tangipahoa Service Center

Phone: 985-542-5455

Fax: 985-543-3559

Location: 409 West Dakota Street Hammond, LA 70401-2517

Mail: P. O. Box 2356 Hammond, LA 70401-2356

Intake Worker: Mrs. Debra Beauvais

 

Parents As Teachers

Coordinator: Mrs. Shannon Hawkins

 

Family Achievement Center/Families First Housing

Coordinator: Vacant

Learning Center: Ms. Lucille Sensley

Prison Ministry Office and Joseph Homes, Inc.

Phone: 225-336-4406

Fax: 225-387-4824

Mail: 1750 Laurel Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802-3756

Coordinator: Mrs. Linda Fjeldsjo

Email: lfjeldsjo@ccdiobr.org

 

THE CATHOLIC COMMENTATOR NEWSPAPER

Phone: 225-387-0983 or 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-336-8710

Mail: P. O. Box 14746 Baton Rouge, LA 70898-4746

Email: tcc@diobr.org

Website: thecatholiccommentator.org

Publisher: Most Rev. Robert W. Muench

Associate Publisher: Very Rev. Than N. Vu, V.G.

Executive Editor/General Manager: Mr. Richard Meek

Assistant Editor: Ms. Deborah Shelley

Staff Writer: Ms. Barbara Chenevert

Advertising Manager/Sales: Mrs. Wanda Koch

Advertising Sales: Mrs. Wanda Koch

Secretary/Circulation Manager: Mrs. Lisa Disney

 

CATHOLIC DEAF APOSTOLATE

Phone: 225-387-8655

Fax: 225-387-8657

Email: ddavis@diobr.org

Mail: 749 East Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5414

Director of Evangelization and Religious Formation: Mrs. Donna Davis

 

CATHOLIC LIFE TELEVISION

Phone: 225-242-0218 or 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-242-0213

Mail: P. O. Box 3015 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3015

Email: television@diobr.org

Website: catholiclifetv.org

Director: Mr. Stephen F. Lee

Production Technician: Mr. Chad Babin

Office Manager: Ms. Collette Keith

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE

Phone: 225-336-8735 or 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-336-8711

Email: secretary@csobr.org

Website: csobr.org

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Melanie B. Verges

Email: mverges@csobr.org

Assistant Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Michael C. Miller

Email: mmiller@csobr.org

Curriculum Coordinator: Mrs. Linda Raush

Email: lraush@csobr.org

Instructional Specialist: Michelle DeMeulenaere

Secretary to the Superintendent: Vacant

Email: secretary@csobr.org

Secretary for the Department: Mrs. Susan Steele

Email: ssteele@csobr.org

 

Special Education Program

Phone: 225-356-4239

Fax: 225-357-4555

Location: 4000 St. Gerard Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70805-2937

Director: Ms. Veronica Winchester

Email: vwinchester@csobr.org

Office Manager: Aloma Dias

Email: adias@csobr.org

 

Child Nutrition Program

Phone: 225-387-6421

Fax: 225-387-1413

Mail: 3300 Hundred Oaks Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1545

Email: lcarville@diobr.org

Supervisor: Ms. Lynda Carville

Business/Office Manager: Ms. Chiquita Coston

Accountant: Mrs. Terri Deville

Assistant Bookkeeper: Mrs. Annette Dinecola

Payroll/Benefits/Human Relations: Ms. Terry Pennison

Accounting/Accounts Payable: Mrs. Cristal Willis

Purchasing Manager: Mrs. Holly Leonards

Secretary: Ms. Hermione Pate

 

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL, CATHOLIC

Phone: 225-346-8873

Mail: 421-D Longwood Court Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4048

Email: hwgaut1@wmconnect.com

Liaison: Rev. Henry W. Gautreau, Jr.

 

CHILD AND YOUTH PROTECTION, Office of

Phone: 225-242-0202

Fax: 225-242-0233

Email: childprotection@diobr.org

Director: Mrs. Amy J. Cordon

Assistant: Ms. Jennifer Borel

 

COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Phone: 225-242-0138

Email: support@diobr.org

Director: Mr. Kevin Littrell

Computer Systems Specialist: Mrs. Sharmyn LeBoeuf

 

CONTINUING FORMATION OF PRIESTS

Phone: 985-345-7206

Fax: 985-345-7223

Mail: 409 West Dakota Street Hammond, LA 70401-2517

Email: rcuevas@diobr.org

Director: Very Rev. Randy M. Cuevas, V.F.

 

DIACONATE PROGRAM

Phone: 225-752-6230

Fax: 225-756-5014

Mail: 15615 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70817-6311

Email: dmusso@diobr.org or djmussod@cox.net

Director: Deacon Donald J. Musso

Assistant Director: Deacon Patrick J. Broussard, Jr.

Formation Director: Rev. Jamin S. David

 

ECUMENICAL AFFAIRS OFFICE

Phone: 225-261-4650 or 225-261-1779

Fax: 225-261-5650

Mail: 14040 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, LA 70739-3302

Email: fmmoroney@alphonsus.org

Director: Rev. Michael J. Moroney

 

EVANGELIZATION AND CATECHESIS, Office of

Phone: 225-336-8760 or 225-336-8751

Fax: 225-336-8731

Email: formation@diobr.org

Website: diobrchristianformationbr.org and diobryouth.org

Director: Mrs. Rhonda Parenton

Associate Director for Adult, Parish and School Catechesis: Vacant

Associate Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry: Mr. Tim Messenger

Manager of Administration: Ms. Mila Chutz Gernon

Certification Coordinator for Evangelization and Catechesis: Mrs. Tammy Vidrine

Youth Project Coordinator: Mrs. Katie Roettger

Young Adult Coordinator: Sr. Ileana “Ily” Fernandez

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Michele T. Hall

 

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Phone: 225-242-0276

Fax: 225-242-0334

Director: Mr. Craig Michelet

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

CFO: Mr. Joseph E. Ingraham

Email: jingraham@diobr.org

Accounting Review Officer: Mrs. Karen T. Benoit

Office Manager: Mrs. Elizabeth Neck

Printing and Mail Services: Mr. Terry Hatter

Receptionist: Ms. Mary Jane Perrero

 

HISPANIC APOSTOLATE

Phone: 225-927-8700

Fax: 225-927-8787

Mail: 6380 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811-2499

Email: hapostol@bellsouth.net or apostolado@diobr.org

Chaplain: Rev. Eliecer Montañez-Grimaldos, M.C.M.

Executive Director: Mrs. Maria Rosa Eads

Assistant/Community Services Coordinator: Ms. Virginia Campi

Secretary: Ms. Dilia I. Martinez

 

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE, Diocesan

Director: Ms. Anita Krail

Email: akrail@diobr.org

Human Resources Generalist: Mrs. Stephanie Moore

 

Health, Dental and Vision Benefits Office

Phone: 225-336-8722

Fax: 225-336-8767

Email: benefits@diobr.org

Manager: Mrs. Tresha Rivere

Benefits Assistant: Mrs. Nichole Guillot

Benefits Assistant: Mrs. Josclyn Deville

 

Lay Retirement, Disability and Life Benefits Office

Fax: 225-336-8742

Email: benefits@diobr.org

Manager: Mrs. Nancy Dupuy

Benefits Assistant: Mrs. Barbara Mier

 

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

Phone: 225-242-0276

Fax: 225-242-0334

Email: maintenance@diobr.org

Administrator: Mr. Craig Michelet

Secretary: Mrs. Mary Barnhizer

Maintenance Supervisor: Mr. Tommie Henry

Assistant Maintenance Supervisor: Mr. Todd Fleming

 

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE DEPARTMENT

Phone: 225-242-0323

Fax: 225-336-8731

Director: Darryl Ducote

Respect Life Coordinator: Mrs. Danielle Van Haute

Administrative Assistant: Miss Shannon Baldridge

Engaged Encounter: Mr. and Mrs. Eddie McClure

FertilityCare-NaproTechnology: Dr. Rob Chasuk

Marriage Preparation: Miss Shannon Baldridge

Natural Family Planning: Mrs. Danielle Van Haute

New Horizons: Ms. Ruth Gauthier

Divorced & Separated Ministry: Ms. Angela Falgoust

Remarriage: Deacon Benjamin and Vera Dunbar

Respect Life Program: Mrs. Danielle Van Haute

Retrouvaille: Chuck and Colleen Stanton

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Jason and Stacy Verrett

 

MEDIA LIAISON

Cell phone: 225-776-3205

Email: dcarville@diobr.org or dbcarville@gmail.com

Director: Mrs. Donna Carville

 

MISSION OFFICE

Phone: 225-336-8787 or 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-336-8777

Email: llasseigne@diobr.org

Director: Rev. Nicholas J. (Jack) Nutter, III

Office Manager: Mrs. Lennette Lasseigne

 

RELIGIOUS WOMEN AND MEN, Office of

Phone: 225-336-8778 or 225-242-0143, ext. 113

Fax: 225-242-0342

Email: lsilvio@diobr.org

Pro-Vicar for Religious: Sr. Lucy Silvio, C.S.J.

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Mary Layman

 

STEWARDSHIP, Office of

Phone: 225-336-8790

Fax: 225-242-0145

Email: stewardship@diobr.org

Director: Mrs. Tammy V. Abshire

Assistant Director: Mr. Eric P. Guerin

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Sheryl Richard

 

TRIBUNAL

Phone: 225-336-8755

Fax: 225-242-0229

Mail: P. O. Box 1087 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1087

Email: tribunal@diobr.org

Judicial Vicar: Very Rev. Paul D. Counce

Promoter of Justice: Very Rev. Vincent J. Dufresne, V.F.

Judges: Rev. Jamin S. David

Rev. Msgr. William L. Green

Rev. Msgr. Gerald M. Lefebvre

Rev. Michael J. Moroney

Very Rev. Frank M. Uter, V.F.

Defenders of the Bond: Very Rev. Vincent J. Dufresne, V.F.

Rev. Matthew C. Dupré

Very Rev. Matthew P. Lorrain, V.F.

Rev. Gerard R. Martin

Very Rev. Than N. Vu, V.G.

Assessors: Mrs. Mary Ann Atkinson, Mrs. Melanie B. Chabarria, Mrs. Brenda W. Keller

Psychologist: Dr. M. Bernard Atkinson Notaries: Mrs. Ann T. Boltin, Mrs. V. Eileen Bourgeois, Mrs. Patricia F. Soniat

Transcriptionist: Mrs. Billie Lynn Civello

 

VIETNAMESE APOSTOLATE

Phone: 225-357-4800 or 225-355-1864

Fax: 225-354-0611

Mail: 2305 Choctaw Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70805-7910

Email: tnguyen@diobr.org or revtannguyen@aol.com

Director: Rev. Tan Viet Nguyen, I.C.M.

 

VOCATIONS AND SEMINARIANS, Office of

Phone: 225-336-8778 or 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-242-0342

Email: vocations@diobr.org

Director of Vocations and Seminarians: Rev. Matthew C. Dupré

Associate Director of Seminarians: Sr. Lucy Silvio, C.S.J.

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Mary Layman

 

WORSHIP, Office of

Fax: 225-336-8731

Email: tranzino@stjeanvianney.org or jwcarville@diobr.org

Director: Very Rev. Thomas C. Ranzino

Assistant to Director: Mrs. Jarja Carville

 

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