Social Services

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, uses the principles of quality, creativity, respect and empowerment as the guiding forces behind the agency's mission. When reaching out to those in the community needing service, particular attention is given to the poor, undervalued or disenfranchised. Programs focus on the value of family, individual knowledge and the right of every client to be treated with dignity and respect.

Visit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen's official website to learn more about the organization. You can also learn more by viewing the many social services available in New Jersey, by county, and the Service Statistics from July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. 

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen

319 Maple Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 324-8200 • Fax: (732) 826-3549

Executive Team
Julio Coto, LCSW, Acting Executive Director
Marie Zissler, Chief Financial Officer
Marci Booth, LCSW, Director of Programs

Board of Directors
The Most Rev. James Francis Checchio
Bishop of Metuchen

Rev. Msgr. William Benwell
Chairman, Board of Trustees

Ms. Carol A. Purcell
Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Julio Coto, LCSW (Ex-Officio member)
Acting Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen

Ms. Ellen Ayoub
Sister Ruth Bolarte, IHM
Mrs. Deborah S. Caldwell
Anthony Giancristofaro
Maryanne Guenther
Deacon John F. Kenny
Russell U. Nesbitt, Jr.
James E. Ryan
Bernadette M. Sohler
Gordon M. Ur, CPA
Ana Maria Zevallos

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Rev. Joseph J. Kerrigan, Diocesan Director
(732) 545-1691 •
Visit Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Metuchen's official website.

Catholic Charities Solidarity Team

Deacon Michael Martini, director
Deacon Peter Barcellona, associate director
Marianne Majewski, CCDOM liaison with CCST

Deacon Michael Martini, Director •
Deacon Peter Barcellona, Associate Director •
(732) 545-1681
Visit Catholic Charities Solidarity Team's official website.

Office for Immigration

John Donnelly, Supervisor, Immigration Services
(732) 324-8200
Visit the Office for Immigration's official website.