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Who Are New York’s Top Rising Stars? Meet Them Now!

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Great news!  Three out of 40 New Yorkers to be honored with the prestigious New York Nonprofit Media Rising Stars award are young leaders at Catholic Charities.

A big congratulations to Julianne Pannelli, program manager for our Disaster Case Management program, Louis Pelino, new business director for our affiliate, Catholic Guardian Services, and Annie Minguez, director of community relations for our affiliate, Good Shepherd Services!

New York Nonprofit Media chose them because they consider them the top rising stars in the nonprofit world.

“This means a lot to me and encourages me to step up my game,” Ms. Panelli says. 

Stepping it up will take some doing for this already successful social worker who has helped Catholic Charities head up its disaster recovery programs after Hurricane Sandy tore through New York. She helped coordinate recovery services for an area that spanned 13 counties with 18 subcontracted agencies at its peak; personally oriented and trained more than 200 Disaster Case Managers; took the lead in understanding and explaining the complex web of resources available and played an essential role working with government and non-profit partners to advocate for the most vulnerable disaster-affected clients. 

The award will be presented at a special breakfast for honorees on Wednesday, November 18th.

Way to go, Julianne, Louis and Annie!

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