Distinguished Alumna 2016

Distinguished Alumna 2016

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Catherine Easby-Smith Albornoz ’98

Catherine Easby-Smith Albornoz ’98 loves Cornelia Connelly’s prayer, “Teach me O Lord, a love full of action” and strives to live this out through a commitment to service and social justice.

Catherine is a nonprofit consultant, and currently serves two organizations, the Archdiocese of Washington and the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. She is CRS Rice Bowl Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Washington, where she manages all aspects of this Lenten global solidarity program. In the five years that she has coordinated the program, the number of parishes and schools participating in the program has grown annually and total contributions have grown by over 400 percent. Catherine also is a consultant to the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, working on marketing, communications, and fundraising for this Jesuit organization which matches experienced volunteers, most age 50 and older, with nonprofit organizations serving those struggling with poverty in 17 regions of the country.

In the past, Catherine worked as Coordinator of the Langley Park Parish Partnership, a collaboration among Our Lady of Mercy, St. Elizabeth, St. Camillus and the Catholic Community of Langley Park. She also worked for 3 years as Social Justice and Community Services Coordinator for St. Matthew’s Cathedral, where she ran a Homeless Ministry Program, founded a multi-level English as a Second Language program, and coordinated community service opportunities for parishioners.

She is an active member of the Christ Child Society, having served on the Board of Directors and having co-founded the Posey Guild with her sister Grace Weisser, which has many Holy Child alumnae as members.

She received a BA from the University of Virginia in Spanish and Foreign Affairs and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Maryland. She completed the Leadership Institute for Applied Catholic Social Teaching at the Washington Theological Union.

Catherine lives in Kensington, MD with her husband Gabe and their three young children, Alicia, Paul, and Mateo.

Alumnae of the Years Past

2015

Joanna Smith-Ramani
1994

2014

Connie Coakley Caulfield
1982

2013

Christine Anne Short
1996

2012

Meghan Rogers
1992

2011

Cindy Gillete
1979

2010

Hagan Trees
2004

2009

Nancy Forbes Ephraim
1970

2008

Shelley Swendiman
2001

2007

Suzanne Hodson MacDaniels
1969

2006

Anne Charbonneau Cardile
1992

2005

Deborah Edwards Demaree
1974

2004

Shannon Pitcher
1997

2003

Kate Burke Walsh
1969

2002

Suzi Montes de Oca
1974

2001

Mary Pat Siemien
1977

2000

Rita Devine Ward
1979

1999

Jennifer Ralston Kress
1985

1998

Robin Marino
1986

1997

Kathleen Cooney Porter
1982

1996

Eileen Stevens Spencer
1979

1995

Colleen M. Walsh
1978

1994

Amy Beal
1986

1993

Deborah Cronin Kissinger
1966

1992

Amy Ryan
1972

1991

Jacqueline Berrien
1979

1990

Quinta Sabatini
1965

1989

Barbara Hemelt
1969

1988

Mary Griffith
1983

1987

Patricia White Radle
1965