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, Insurance, 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

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

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

 

APOSTOLATE TO THE DEAF

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Deaf Center

Phone: 225-387-8655

Fax: 225-387-8657

Email: cdc@diobr.org

Location: LSU campus, corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive

Mail: LSU Box 25414 Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5414

Executive Director: Mrs. Carole B. Montgomery

Office Manager: Mrs. Candi Latino

Director of Evangelization and Religious Formation: Mrs. Donna Davis

 

ARCHIVES

Fax: 225-242-0299

Email: archives@diobr.org

Website: diobr.org/archives

Archivist/Records Manager: Mrs. Ann 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 Resouces

 

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

Location: 6490 LA Highway 44 Convent, LA 70723

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

Email: deaconal2@bellsouth.net

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

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

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

Email: info@ccdiobr.org

Website: CatholicCharitiesbr.org

 

Administration

Executive Director: Mr. David C. Aguillard

Email: daguillard@ccdiobr.org

Executive Secretary: Ms. Vanessa Polk

Email: vpolk@ccdiobr.org

Communications Coordinator: Ms. Carol S. Spruell

Email: cspruell@ccdiobr.org

Main Receptionist: Mrs. Marlene Martinez

 

Mission Advancement

Faith and Community Partnerships Coordinator: Mrs. Kayla Moscona

Director of Mission Enhancement: Mrs. Lisa Lee

Information Systems Coordinator: Mr. Brendan McAdams

 

Accounting

Accounting Director: Ms. Kathy Naquin

Email: knaquin@ccdiobr.org

Accounting Coordinator: Ms. Julie Nellon

Email: jnellon@ccdiobr.org

Bookkeepers: Ms. Frances Bynum Mrs. Zandra Edwards

 

ADULT SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Director: Mr. Dan Chavis

Email: dchavis@ccdiobr.org

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Denise Moran

 

Employment Services

Phone: 225-346-0680 or 800-560-0200

Fax: 225-346-0020

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

Employment Specialist: Mrs. Constance Houston

Advocate for Persons with Disabilities: Mrs. Tessie Blanchard-DiFulco

 

Foster Grandparents Program

Phone: 225-346-8712 or 225-336-8700

Fax: 225-346-0020

Mail: P. O. Box 4211 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4211

Email: dwoods@ccdiobr.org

Coordinator: Ms. Darlene Woods

 

Senior Employment 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: dchavis@ccdiobr.org

Program Director: Dan Chavis

Case Manager: Rita Houston

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Contact: Mr. David C. Aguillard

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

Phone: 225-336-8770

Fax: 225-336-8745

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

Assistant to the Director: Ms. Karen Moore

Secretary: Mrs. Wanda Mitchell

Receptionist: Ms. Angela Baltazar

 

Adoption Program

Domestic Adoption Social Worker: Mr. Patrick Morris

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

Adoption Related Services: Mrs. Shannon Cerise Mrs. Lori DiBenedetto-Webb

Maternity Services/Sanctuary for Life Maternity Home/

Project Rachel Social Worker: Mrs. Mary McKee

Safe Families for Children:

Coordinator: Mrs. Barbara Thompson

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. Judy Fazio

Ms. Lynne Jordon

Ms. Perla Steele (Bilingual)

Ms. Mary Uter

Denham Springs Behavioral Health Counseling Office

Phone: 225-231-8030

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

Counselor: Mr. Lui 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

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 LaPointe Office 2100 False River Road Suite B New Roads, LA 70760

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

Counselor: Mrs. Dana Panapia

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 Catholic Church 719 Mississippi Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Counselor: Mr. Lui 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. Norma Palma

Email: npalma@ccdiobr.org

 

Resettlement Services

Reception & Placement Specialist: Ms. Cecilia Perez

Orientation/Match Grant Specialist: Ms. Snjezana Dragovic

Case Manager: Mr. Nhkum Lama

 

Immigration Legal Services

Staff Attorney: Mr. Homero Lopez

Immigration Paralegal: Ms. Ashley Idiaguez

 

SOCIAL & COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY DEPARTMENT

Director: Ms. Jennifer Hill

Phone: 225-336-8700

Fax: 225-336-8745

Email: jhill@ccdiobr.org

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Megan Williams

 

Case Management/Direct Financial Assistance Program/Youth Mentoring Program

Baton Rouge Service Center

Coordinator: Mr. C. J. Roy

 

Alsen Service Center

Phone: 225-336-8700

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

Caseworker: Ms. Carolyn Evans

 

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

Coordinator: Mrs. Diane Pitts

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

Executive Editor/General Manager: Mr. Richard Meek

Assistant Editor: Ms. Deborah Shelley

Staff Writer: Ms. Barbara Chenevert

Advertising Manager: Mrs. Wanda Koch

Advertising Sales: Mrs. Penny Saia

Secretary/Circulation Manager: Mrs. Lisa Disney

 

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: Dr. Connie Urbanski

Email: curbanski@csobr.org

Curriculum Coordinator: Mrs. Kerry Rogers

Email: krogers@csobr.org

Technology Coordinator for Schools: Ms. Nancy Heine

Email: nheine@diobr.org

Secretary to the Superintendent: Mrs. Alice Faucheux

Email: secretary@csobr.org

Secretary for the Department: Mrs. Susan Steele

Email: ssteele@csobr.org

Special Education Program at Redemptorist Schools

4000 St. Gerard Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70805-2937

Phone: 225-356-4239

Fax: 225-357-4555

Program Administrator: Dr. Connie Urbanski

Email: curbanski@csobr.org

Office Manager: Aloma Dias

Email: adias@csobr.org

 

Child Nutrition Program

Phone: 225-387-6421

Fax: 225-387-1413

Mail: P. O. Box 66578 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6578

Email: lcarville@diobr.org

Supervisor: Ms. Lynda Carville

Business/Office Manager: Mrs. Anne Peterson

Accountant: Mrs. Terri Deville

Assistant Bookkeeper: Mrs. Annette Dinecola

Payroll/Benefits/Human Relations: Ms. Terry Pennison

Accounting/Accounts Payable: Mrs. Cristal Willis

Purchasing Manager: Holly Leonard

Secretary: Ms. Chiquita Coston

 

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL, CATHOLIC

Phone: 225-346-8873

Fax: 225-346-8873

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

Email: hwgaut1@wmconnect.com

Liaison: Rev. Henry W. Gautreau, Jr.

Lay Director: Mrs. Dotty Loar

 

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

Technology Assistant: Mrs. Sharmyn LeBoeuf

 

CONTINUING FORMATION FOR THE CLERGY

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,

 

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. Gerard R. Martin

 

ECUMENICAL AFFAIRS OFFICE

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

Fax: 225-261-5650

Mail: 14040 Greenwell Springs 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: Vacant

Manager of Administration: Ms. Mila Chutz Gernon

Certification Coordinator for Evangelization and Catechesis: Mrs. Tammy Vidrine

Youth Project Coordinator: Mrs. Katie Roettger

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Michele T. Hall

 

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Phone: 225-242-0276

Fax: 225-242-0334

Director: Mr. Craig Michelet

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Chief Financial Officer: 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: 7520 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4702

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

Chaplain: Rev. Eliecer Montanez-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

PHONE: 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-336-8789

Director: Ms. Anita Krail

Email: akrail@diobr.org

Assistant: Mrs. Stephanie Moore

Email: smoore@diobr.org

 

Health, Dental and Vision Benefits Office

Phone: 225-336-8722

Fax: 225-336-8767

Department Email: benefits@diobr.org

Manager: Mrs. Tresha Rivere

Email: trivere@diobr.org

Benefits Assistant: Ms. Nichole Blanchard

Email: nblanchard @diobr.org

Benefits Assistant: Mrs. Josclyn Deville

Email: jdeville@diobr.org

 

Lay Retirement, Disability and Life Benefits Office

Phone: 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-336-8742

Department Email: benefits@diobr.org

Manager: Mrs. Nancy Dupuy

Email: ndupuy@diobr.org

Benefits Assistant: Mrs. Barbara Mier

Email: bmier@diobr.org

 

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

Day Staff: Mr. Gerald McCray

Mr. James Porter

Mr. Mark Jackson

Night Staff: Mr. Herman Jones

Mr. Anthony White

Mr. Marty LeBlanc

Mr. Marvin Lee Price

Mr. Huey Douglas

Mr. Patrick Ike

 

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE DEPARTMENT

Phone: 225-242-0135 or 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-336-8731

Email:

Director: vacant

Coordinator: Mrs. Danielle Van Haute

Administrative Assistant: Miss Shannon Baldridge

DBRHOPE: Vacant

Engaged Encounter: Mr. and Mrs. Eddie McClure

Fertility Care-Napro Tech: Dr. Rob Chasuk

Marriage Preparation: Miss Shannon Baldridge

Natural Family Planning: Mrs. Danielle Van Haute

New Horizons: Ms. Ruth Gauthier

Redeeming State: Miss Shannon Baldridge

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

Office phone 225-242-0285

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

Parish Stewardship Coordinator: Mr. Steve Wallace

 

TRIBUNAL

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

Phone: 225-336-8755

Fax: 225-242-0229

Email: tribunal@diobr.org

Judicial Vicar: Very Rev. Paul D. Counce

Promoter of Justice: Very Rev. Vincent J. Dufresne

Judges: Rev. Jamin S. David

Rev. Msgr. William L. Greene

Rev. Msgr. Gerald M. Lefebvre

Rev. Michael J. Moroney

Very Rev. Frank M. Uter

Defenders of the Bond: Very Rev. Vincent J. Dufresne

Rev. Matthew Dupré

Very Rev. Matthew P. Lorrain

Rev. Gerard R. Martin

Very Rev. Than N. Vu,

Assessors: Mrs. Mary Ann Atkinson

Mrs. Melanie B. Chabarria

Mrs. Brenda W. Keller

Psychologists: Dr. M. Bernard Atkinson Ms. Rachel R. Stokes

Notaries: Mrs. Ann 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. Ranzin

 

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