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Our Mission:

To provide compassionate human services with respect for the sanctity of all human life

Catholic Charities is a private nonprofit social service agency assisting families and individuals across our five-county service region. We offer services to meet the needs of people in our community who need support, care and understanding. The mission of Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown is to provide compassionate human services with respect for the sanctity of all human life.

Catholic Charities operates 3 service locations and 2 soup kitchens across the 5 counties of the Diocese of Allentown.

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Managing Director

Andrea Kochan-Neagle, JDAndrea Kochan-Neagle, JD

Phone: 610-435-1541

Andrea Kochan Neagle, a lawyer with 26 years of administration and leadership experience, is the Managing Director of Catholic Charities. Mrs. Neagle will lead Catholic Charities and oversee its day-to-day operations, including strategic planning, human resources, finances, as well as advancement and marketing.

Most recently, Mrs. Neagle served as executive director of Design IP, an intellectual property law firm in Allentown, where she was responsible for financial management and human resources, among other duties. She previously worked as a litigation attorney at firms in Philadelphia and in Washington, D.C. and has served on the board of Catholic Charities as a director and vice chair as well as serving as gala chairperson. Mrs. Neagle is a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Northampton and is also affiliated with St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Orefield.

Administrative Team


Assistant Director of Mission & Quality Assurance

Bob Olney
Phone: 610-435-1541 ext. 327

Finance Administrator

Susan Mazza
Phone: 610-435-1541 ext. 343

Advancement Office

Phone: 610-435-1541 ext. 340


Assistant Director of Clinical & Family Services

Tom Miller, M.A.
Phone:  484-273-2355


Operations and Community Food Services Administrator

Lori Mergel
Phone:  610-435-1541 ext. 341

Board of Directors


  • Lisa Geosits, EdD, Catholic Foudation of Eastern PA


  • Deacon Chris Kinsella, Guardian Retirement Advisors


  • Timothy Duckworth, Jr., Mosebach, Funt, Dayton & Duckworth


  • Rev. Msgr. Walter T. Scheaffer, Pastor, St. Mary’s Kutztown
  • Rev. David J. Kozak, Pastor, Incarnation of Our Lord
  • Patricia Milot, RN
  • Christine LeClair, Carbon County Director of Veterans Affairs
  • Rev. Richard C. Brensinger, Pastor, Saint Francis of Assisi Allentown

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Annual Report

View our annual report to learn more about the families, veterans, and more we have helped.

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Read “Charities in Action”, our newsletter, which highlights our amazing staff, volunteers, board members and clients.

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Join Our Team

Case Manager for Schuylkill and Carbon Counties

A Case Manager provides direct, personal human services case management services to individuals and their families who reside within the service area of Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown. Duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating, evaluating, approving applications for assistance. The Case Manager will assist the individual or family to move towards self-sufficiency. The ability to work in a fast-paced office is required. Work in a field setting may also be required in select circumstances.

"The counseling services that I received changed my life. They made me a better person."

Catholic Charities' mission is to provide compassionate human services with respect for the sanctity of all human life.

Your gift will feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless, counsel those suffering with mental health issues and show respect for all, regardless of faith, race, age, or ability to pay.