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Mission, Vision, Values
Motivated by Christ's love, we bring hope to life, especially for those most in need.
We envision communities where people are treated
with dignity and respect, their basic needs are met,
and they are empowered to enhance the quality of their own lives.
We affirm our faith in God who calls us to serve.
We celebrate the uniqueness and dignity of people.
We nurture children and strengthen families.
We provide quality services to those in need.
We serve people of all faiths.

Board & Staff


Catholic Charities Board of Trustees

Rev. Thomas C. Champoux - Richland, WA

Vice Chairperson
Mrs. Lisa Freund - Yakima, WA

Mr. Terry Abeyta - Yakima, WA

President and CEO
Ms. Darlene Darnell - Yakima, WA 

Director Emeritus
Mr. J.L. Mulcahy - Yakima, WA

Rev. Thomas C. Champoux
Mrs. Lisa Freund
Fr. Robert Siler
Mr. Manuel Villafan
Mr. Terry Abeyta
Mr. Charley Hanses
Mrs. Kathleen McCarthy
Mr. Pete Rude
Mr. Paul Regimbal


Executive Team

President and CEO
Darlene Darnell
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C
Yakima, WA  98908
Phone 509.853.2803

Director of Catholic Charities Housing Services
Bryan Ketcham
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite G
Yakima, WA  98908

Phone 509.853.2794

Director of Operations, St. Vincent Centers
Lisa Simmons
2629 Main Street
Union Gap, WA  98903
Phone 509.457.5111

Director of Development
Steve Wilmes
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C
Yakima, WA  98908
Phone 509.759.7780

Director of Human Resources
Bill Hargrove
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C
Yakima, WA  98908

Phone 509.853.2795

Chief Financial Officer
Paul H. Palmer, CPA
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C
Yakima, WA  98908

Phone 509.759.7789

IT Director
Kevin Nelson

145 S. Worthen Street
Wematchee, WA  98801
Phone: 509.293.8338

Assistant to the President
Dorothy Morales
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C
Yakima, WA  98908

Phone 509.759.7781

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Catholic Charities,
Diocese of Yakima
Central Office
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C
Yakima, WA 98908-3478
P: 509.965.7100
F:  509.972.0167