The three organizations of the Black and Indian Mission Office are governed in perpetuity by a board consisting ex officio of the Archbishops of New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The longest serving prelate on the board serves as its president. We are blessed with three archbishops who are engaged in and care deeply about our mission!


Board of Directors


Cardinal Timothy DolanHis Eminence
Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Archbishop of New York
President of the Board
Most Reverend William LoriMost Reverend
William Lori

Archbishop of Baltimore

Executive Director

 Fr Maurice Henry Sands PictureFather Maurice Henry Sands
Executive Director

Diocesan Directors and Coordinators

Lauren M. Green Lauren M. Green
Office of African Ancestry
Ministry & Evangelization
Diocese of Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

Marlon LeneaughRev. Marlon Leneaugh
Native American Ministries
Diocese of Rapid City
Rapid City, SD

Eva J. DíazEva J. Díaz
Intercultural Ministries
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI


James R. Watts Jr. James R. Watts Jr.
Office of Black
Catholic Ministry
Diocese of Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Sr. Marie-Rose MessingschlagerSr. Marie-Rose Messingschlager, CDP
Indian Ministry
Diocese of Duluth
Duluth, MN
Ronald W. SchatzRonald W. Schatz
Office of Stewardship and Resource
Diocese of Bismarck
Bismarck, ND


Scott A. Hoselton Scott A. Hoselton
CDFM Finance Officer
Diocese of Fargo
Fargo, ND
Stephanie BernardStephanie Bernard
Diocese of Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
Vanessa Griffin CampbellVanessa Griffin Campbell
Diocese of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH


Laurie Evans-DinneenLaurie Evans-Dinneen
Director of Development
Diocese of Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
Fern OliverFern Oliver
St. Andrew Mission
Pendleton, OR
Ronald LandfairRonald Landfair
Diocese Director
Diocese of Lansing
Lansing, MI


Sylvia Mendivil SalazarSylvia Mendivil Salazar
Coordinator Native American Concerns
Archdiocese Los Angeles
Vernon, CA
Gregory VillaescusaGregory Villaescusa
St. Kateri Catholic Church
Hoopa, CA
Rev. Arthur CavittRev. Arthur Cavitt
Executive Director
St. Charles Lwanga Center
Archdiocese of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO