Franciscan Community Development Center
Board of Directors
Kathy Pettigrew, Westwood resident. Member of Board of Directors since 2010. She attended New York University Silver School of Graduate Social Work in 2012. She earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. She is a retired nuclear professional at Beaver Valley Power Station, Shippingport, PA.
Rita Licameli, Hasbrouck Heights resident. Member of Board of Directors since 2006. She is retired from 30 years in data processing; programmer to the assistant manager. Rita has had business ventures from 1994-2005.
Almer Martins, West New York resident. Member of Board of Directors since 2008, earned a BA in Political Science and a BA in International Studies from Ramapo College. He is also a Case Worker for Adult Protective Services, a service provider within the Department of Human Services for the State of New Jersey.
Fatima Becerril, Gutenberg resident. Board Member since 2013 as well as a member at North Hudson Community Action Corporation since 2010. Obtained a BA in International Business and a Master Degree in Public Administration. Currently works for The Guttenberg Housing Authority as Facility Director serving the community with Public Housing and Rent Subsidy Section 8 Program.
Anna Maria Idarraga
Board of Trustees
Susan Colacurcio,West New York resident. Co-founder and Executive Director of the Franciscan Community Development Center, serves as Vice President for the CCCDC Bergen County Homeless Shelter as well as a Board of Directors member for the Rebeka Verea "Say Yes To Life" Foundation, also serves as 2nd Vice -Chair of North Hudson Community Action Corporation. She is a comprehensive science instructor at the West New York Board of Education.
Director of Operations
Sister Anna Maria Not, Fairview resident. Arriving in America from Gemona, Italy in 2000 Sister Anna Maria is a member of the International Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sister's of the Sacred Heart. Board member since 2008, earned a MA and BA degree in Education and Psychology. Sister's ministries have included NJ Buddies, Hackensack and Holy Name Pastoral Care, Bergen County and Taconic Correctional Facility, Several Sources Shelters and Good Counsel Homes, Crisis Pregnancy Centre.
Rita Palumbo, Cliffside Park resident. Member of the Board of Directors since 2011. She has a BA and MA degrees from Jersey City State College. She has taught high school English in the Union City school system for 37 years. She was the advisor for Future Educators of America as well as a volunteer for several years, for the President Eisenhower People to People organization.She is presently an adjunct professor at NJCU in the Teacher Planning and Preparation Department.