Saint Francis Ministries makes changes to organizational structure

Former Chief Operating Officer Trish Bryant will retire on June 30, after nearly 40 years of service with Saint Francis Ministries. Her impending departure has prompted an organizational restructuring of senior leadership within the child and family services nonprofit.

Former Chief Financial Officer Lora Winchell succeeds Bryant as COO, as former Vice President of Finance Matt Fuqua assumes CFO duties. Also, Chief Advancement Officer Cristian Garcia transitions to Chief Programs Officer.

All changes went into effect on January 3.

“The organizational realignment reflects a natural fit for each leader filling these senior positions,” said CEO William Clark. “The change also streamlines implementation, oversight, and communication between senior leadership and Saint Francis programs and support staff. I have the greatest confidence that Lora, Matt, and Cristian will provide able and accessible leadership to Saint Francis, propelling us forward as we strive to care for children and families.”

Chief Clinical Officer Amanda Pfannenstiel, Chief Information Officer John McDowell, and the Reverend Andrew O’Connor, who serves as Executive Officer of Mission and Ministry, round out the Senior Executive Team for Saint Francis Ministries.

Bryant will serve as Special Assistant to the CEO until her retirement at the end of the fiscal year.

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Shane Schneider

Shane is the Editorial Content Manager for the Marketing and Communications Department at Saint Francis Ministries.

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