Jeremy Ireland (Bilingual) – Regional Director


As the Regional Director, Jeremy oversees Catholic Charities’ programs and services in the Piedmont area.  These include the Durham Community Food Pantry, Joseph G. Vetter Family Enrichment Center, and Centro La Comunidad.  Jeremy was originally acquainted with Catholic Charities by serving as an AmeriCorps member at Centro La Comunidad while he was an undergraduate.  After completing a master’s degree at the University of Chicago, he returned to direct Centro La Comunidad and, later, the nine-county Piedmont region.  During his time at Catholic Charities, Jeremy has also represented the agency by serving on and chairing multiple boards and committees as an advocate for underserved and underrepresented communities.

Jonathan Morales (Bilingual)- Family Support Assistant


Jonathan joined the Centro La Comunidad team in 2021.  As an AmeriCorps member, Jonathan’s primary role is to help people search for, apply for, and obtain jobs.  He also assists families and individuals to address their needs and connect them with other agencies and resources.  Jonathan is a college student pursuing a degree in business administration and marketing.

Cecilia Hernandez (Bilingual)- Immigration Assistant


Cecilia graduated from NC Central University with a Masters of Social Work and started her journey with the Durham Community Food Pantry in Fall of 2021, having previously worked at Durham’s Early Head Start. As Case Manager, Cecilia connects with families and individuals of the local community to provide them with resources and works to improve their lives through financial assistance, community collaboration and advocacy.