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.
Sue Williams – Program Director
919-286-1964, ext. 2101
As the Program Director, Sue is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the DCFP. She joined Catholic Charities after moving from New York and has a wealth of experience working with economically disadvantaged populations and more than a decade of experience in nonprofit program management.
Elizabeth Najera – Office Manager
Elizabeth started with Catholic Charities in 2022 after many years as an Office Manager and Executive Assistant. This Burlington native has a critical role managing donation records, volunteer hours, along with office and warehouse orders. She splits her time between the Durham Community Food Pantry and Centro La Comunidad in Burlington. Elizabeth looks forward to working with and making a difference in the Piedmont community.
Cecilia Hernandez (Bilingual) – Family Case Manager
Cecilia graduated from NC Central University with Bachelor of Consumer Science with a concentration on Child Development and Family Relations 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.
Luisa Martin-Price (Bilingual) – Full Accredited DOJ Representative
919-861-7441 Ext. 2400
Luisa Martin-Price has been with Catholic Charities since November 2016 and currently serves as Fully Accredited DOJ Representative. She has volunteered for CpFH on and off since 2000. She currently serves as the chair of the Justice for Immigrants Ministry for Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. Luisa has a B.S degree in Education in Mathematics and Physics from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela and is certified to teach in NC schools. She became a U.S. Citizen in 2008, is fluent in Spanish and English, and has dedicated herself to helping immigrants. Her favorite hobby is playing bridge and going hiking with her husband and dog. She is a proud mother of two adult children.