Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens Team

Catholic Foundation Team

Monsignor Jamie J. Gigantiello, Vicar for Development
John Notaro, Executive Director

Mission Advancement

Lauren McCormack, Director of Mission Advancement

  • Elena Castello, Major Gifts Officer
  • Maggie Haley, Advancement Officer
  • Robert Pape, Major Gifts Officer
  • Ana-Alicia Petrullo, Advancement Officer
  • Peter Fifield, Database and Research Specialist, Special Projects Coordinator 


Aida Torres, Director of Operations

  • Carmen Ayala, Administrative Assistant
  • Emily Crespo, Account Payable Coordinator
  • Andrea Spinelli, Sr. Administrative Assistant
  • Kim Ziganto, Administrative Assistant

Parish-Based Giving

John L. Heyer II, Director of Parish-Based Stewardship – Special Assistant to the Vicar for Development

  • Rick Lugo, Parish Field Representative
  • Joyce Romain-Barber, Parish Field Representative
  • Amy Lennan-Lazarus, Parish Field Representative
  • John Lonie, Parish Field Representative


Michelle Fox, Director of Programs

  • Jenny Dutan, Program Coordinator
  • Patricia Monahan, Program Coordinator
  • Olga Scotto, Program Coordinator

Through a contracted agreement Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens provides staff support for Futures in Education, the scholarship organization of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Most of the current staff devotes time to both organizations.