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Catholic Charities welcomes Robert J. Bellafiore, Jerome A. Mastrianni, and Joseph Watroba to Board of Trustees



August 26, 2019: ALBANY, NY – Vincent W. Colonno, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, today announced the appointment of Robert J. Bellafiore, Jerome A. Mastrianni, and Joseph Watroba to the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.

“We are thrilled to have three extremely qualified individuals joining our Board of Trustees,” said Mr. Colonno. “Each brings a wealth of experience in their field and a strong belief in the Catholic Charities mission. I look forward to having them on the Board and supporting our efforts to provide outreach and compassionate services to the poor and vulnerable.”

Robert J. Bellafiore is the Founder and President of Stanhope Partners, a communications consultancy. His career has spanned over 30 years, and has included high-level positions in journalism, public relations, public affairs, government, politics, policy making and business.

Jerome A. Mastrianni is a Senior Vice President and regional commercial banking manager for NBT Bank, covering the Capital Region and North Country Region. He has over 34 years of experience in the banking industry and previously served as a board member for Catholic Charities Disabilities Services.

Joseph Watroba is a Supervisor at Teal Becker & Chiaramonte CPAs. Also an alumnus of Siena College, he has nearly a decade of experience in the financial industry and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is one of the largest, private social services organizations in the region.  Serving 14 counties around the Capital District, Catholic Charities serves and empowers all persons in need, regardless of race, creed, religion, or lifestyle; advocates for a just society; and collaborates with women and men of goodwill.  Last year, more than 77,000 people turned to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany for assistance.  Through the generous support of donors and the community, we are able to assist the poor and vulnerable with housing, food, emergency assistance, disabilities services, senior services, and much more.  

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