Board of Trustees

Ralph Christiana is the business managaer of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Chattanooga and the principal partner of Santa Barbara Properties. He serves on the Development and Governance Committees.


Dr. Brain J. Daley is the Chief of Trauma and Critical Care at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Knoxville. He serves on the Program Committee.

John Deinhart is the Director of Stewardship and Strategic Planning for the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville.

Walter Hanson is retired after working 17 years as a maritime risk consultant for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS Group) and serving in the U.S. Coast Guard for 29 years. He is the Chair of the Development Committee.

Chris King is a financial advisor with Cetera Advisor Networks. He serves on the Development Committee.

Bob Scheri is Market Vice President of Mission Integration at CHI-Memorial Healthcare.

Darsi Sirknen is an in-house real estate counsel for Pilot Travel Centers LLC. She currently serves on the Finance and Development Committees.

Lynn Tarpy is an attorney with Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman & Leveille, PLLC.

john hoffman, president

John Hoffman retired from the faculty of the University of Tennessee in July 2016 after 12 years teaching business strategy and business innovation and seven years as Assistant Department Head for Department of Management. Prior to his time at UT, he worked in the medical devices industry for more than two decades. He is the current president of the Board of Trustees and previously served as head of the Development Committee.

Antoin Mardini, Vice President

Paul Abraham is the Director of Finance and Operations at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and the Finance Chair of the Finance Committee.

Sharon Bosse is a former CPA now involved in a variety of community and church volunteer roles. She is a member of the Finance Committee and an ad hoc committee evaluating HUD properties.

Pat St. Charles

Marc Schurger

Sr. Anna Marie Mcguan, RSM

Hallerin Hilton Hill
(member at large)

Steven Getley

Jeff Elliot

Deanene Catani

Lisa Healy, Secretary

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Richard Buhrman

Dr. Lelia al’lmad

Sharon Bosse

Paul Abraham

Lynn Tarpy

Darsi Sirknen

Bob Scheri

Chris King

Walter Hanson

John Deinhart

Brian J. Daley, MD

Ralph Christiana

Fast Facts

- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee served more than 3322 individuals last year.
- We offer nine innovative programs to serve anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of religious affiliation.
- We estimate that fewer than 5% of the neighbors we serve Catholic.

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Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.

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Staff

Christine White - Director of Development

Jennifer Tekstar - Human Resources Manager

Deeanna Hall - Controller

Lisa Ingle - Facilities Manager

Paul ritter - Director of Programs

Lisa Healy -
Executive Director

Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.

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Many thanks to our community partners who support the programs of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee!

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