Meet Our Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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SR. ELAINE

BASINGER, RGS

Director

Sister of the Good Shepherd,

New York/Toronto Province

Member since 2017

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VERONICA 

BENNETT

Board Chair

Attorney

(Non-practicing)

Member since 2017

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LORI
BRAMLETT

Board Treasurer

Executive Director, DeNeuville Learning Center

Member since 2017

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Diane Conroy (she/her)
Executive Director

Diane Conroy joined Good Shepherd Volunteers as the Executive Director in the spring of 2017. Diane has built her career in service to others, including volunteer management and youth ministry. Diane joined GSV from Free Arts NYC where she was responsible for revenue generation and programming for a portfolio of corporate clients. Diane was also a site resource person with Covenant House Faith Community and had a successful six-year tenure at New York Cares managing and overseeing events and programs.

 

As an alumnus of both Holy Cross Associates and Capuchin Youth & Family Ministry programs, Diane understands how transformative the experience of a year of faith-based service can be for our volunteers. She is a self-proclaimed optimistic extrovert and her career has been guided by her faith. Diane has a BA from the University of New Hampshire and completed Columbia Business School’s Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals in 2013.

 

Contact Diane

(917) 832-7904

diane@gsvolunteers.org

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Krystle Powell (she/her)
Program Coordinator

Krystle Powell joined Good Shepherd Volunteers as the Program Coordinator in the Spring of 2020. After graduating Marywood University with a BA in Religious Studies, Krystle decided to serve her community through multiple service years with the Jesuit Volunteer corps and later the Blessed Sarnelli Community. During her time with JVC and BSC she worked with those on the margins through counseling, meeting basic needs and education, which instilled in her a passion for life – long service and social justice.

 

As a graduate assistant in Campus Ministry at the University of Dayton, Krystle had the opportunity to accompany young adults in many spiritual and social justice settings, including immersions in West Virginia, El Salvador, and Cameroon. After graduating with an MA in Pastoral Ministry from UD, she has been working as a high school campus minister in Houston, TX where she coordinated retreats, liturgies, and service programs for teens.

 

Krystle is excited to work with GSV and accompany the volunteers as they grow in faith, community, simplicity, and social justice throughout the year!

Contact Krystle

(917) 832-7870

krystle@gsvolunteers.org

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Samantha Wirth (she/her)
Communications Coordinator

Samantha Wirth joined Good Shepherd Volunteers as a staff member in January 2022, but her involvement goes back much further. A two-time program alumni, she first served at Collier High School in 2017-2018 and then as the Public Policy Fellow at Good Shepherd Services (GSS) in 2018-2019. Immediately following her time as a volunteer, Samantha continued to work on the External Relations team at GSS.

 

Prior to her volunteer service, Samantha received her BA in Global Studies from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, where she also traveled the country with the University of Notre Dame Band. In her free time, Samantha enjoys ceramics, listening to music, and learning new languages.

 

Contact Samantha

sam@gsvolunteers.org

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SUZANNE CRAIG

Director

Director of Speaker Services,

Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners

Member since 2016

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PAULA

DRAGO

Director

Senior Account Executive, Lautman Maska Neill & Company

Member since 2020

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CLARA
FAGAN, CFA

Director

Senior Vice President,

Ariel Alternatives

Member since 2020

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SR. M. FRANCIS

LOMEO, RGS

Director

Sister of the Good Shepherd,

New York/Toronto Province

Member since 2014

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SAUL

MARTINEZ

Director

Clinical Director, Martin De Porres Youth and Family Services

Member since 2020

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ANNIE
MINGUEZ GARCIA

Director

Director of Government and Community Relations,

Good Shepherd Services

Member since 2020

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CARLOS PEARCE

Director

Director of Human Resources & Quality Assurance, Martin De Porres Youth and Family Services

Member since 2019

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REBECCA THOMPSON

Director

Budget Analyst,

Office of Management and Enterprise Services

Member since 2019

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SAMANTHA WIRTH

Junior Director

Program Assistant, Centennial Center and International Programs, 
American Political Science Association

Member since 2019

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ELSIE
KEIFER

Junior Director

Office Manager & Production Assistant, 

MAP Digital: MetaMeetings

Member since 2021