Meet the Team
Who We Are
We are the faces of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana. We along with our generous donors are the people who tirelessly and relentlessly fight for every person and family that God enables us to help.
SISTER MIRIAM MACLEAN
DIRECTOR - CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA
Sister Miriam MacLean, RSM, LMSW is the Director of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana. She is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan. She graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2013 with her Masters in Social Work. She is excited to serve the people of Southwest Louisiana and learn more about their needs and how Catholic Charities can best be of service.
Gloria brings over thirty years of schooling children and caring for them to our office. After she retired, she decided to continue working towards ensuring every child, daughter, or son is fed and sheltered. In addition to her beautiful smile, she has a gracious and loving spirit that comforts our clients in a way that you have to see to believe.
GRANTS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
We have all heard someone say "he's a renaissance man" but not many can compare to Jessica, she is THE Renaissance Woman! She is always in the forefront of the operations and is consistently finding ways to fund a family or a person so they do not have to go without. If someone were to describe her, no doubt about it that they would say she radiates with compassion, strength and unwavering optimism.
CASE MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR & DISASTER COORDINATOR
Wendy is the mecca of information when it comes to disaster preparedness, response and recovery. She has decades of experience with FEMA, International Relief and Development, Winrock International and United Way. She has worked disasters in her hometown during Hurricane Rita, even when she too had lost her own home. Her empathy knows no boundaries. She and her husband are Disney fans, and just so you know, red is her favorite color.
Jessica is our case manager. She works diligently to help people with financial assistance for their rent. She brings great joy and professionalism to Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana.