Catholic Guardian Services Welcomes Board Members


Catholic Guardian Services, a New York human services agency dedicated to safeguarding and empowering at-risk children and families through holistic, trauma-informed care, has appointed five new members to its board of directors. 

They are Frank Pacheco, director of E-commerce strategy, Stanley Black & Decker; Luciano Severo Rodembusch, president of Pandora North America; Ania Krasniewska Shahidi, group vice president of Gartner; David Schwed, global head of Digital Assets Technology, BNY Mellon; and Catherine Nelson, a longtime financial advisor specializing in global asset management.   

CGS operates across the five boroughs of New York City. It is based in Manhattan, at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Community Center on West 134th Street.   

“The business insights that Frank, Luciano, Ania, David, and Catherine bring to the Board will be invaluable, as we strive to expand our services to help more New Yorkers in need, and enable them to lead safer, healthier lives,” said Craig Longley, executive director of Catholic Guardian Services, in a statement. 

“Since 1887, Catholic Guardian Services has been improving the lives of at-risk children and families in New York’s underserved communities through holistic, trauma-informed care,” a CGS news release said. 

CGS’s comprehensive services include family support services, foster care and child welfare services, developmental disability services, a Parenting Resource Center, and the CGS Family Counseling and Wellness Center. Information:


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