Stephen joined USCMA in 2010 and became the Associate Director in 2013. One of the most memorable experiences he has had in his time with the Association was his participation in a Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trip with Franciscan Mission Service in May ( Read about his experience here!). He holds a Masters’ degree in Theological Studies (MTS) from the Washington Theological Union and a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilizations from the Catholic University of America, and is an alumnus of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ (1997) where he attended high school. With this background in Catholic educational institutions, Stephen continues to grow in his faith through the charisms of St. Francis de Sales and St. John Baptist de la Salle. Outside of his work, he is active in various volunteer ministries at his parish, the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, in Washington, DC and enjoys reading history, theology and mystery stories, and exploring the trails in Maryland and Virginia.
Membership and Development Coordinator
Diane Conocchioli moved to Washington, D.C. from her native Staten Island, New York on September 8, 1998. She was officially hired as Coordinator of Development and Membership on September 8, 2016. Diane’s brings an extensive background in the protocol of the Catholic Church, non-profit management, finance and development. As a consultant, Diane researched, edited, and was directly involved in the publication of the 9th Edition of the Funding Guide under the auspices of Mission Project Service and the Missionary Oblate Partnership. Diane enjoys her home located in the neighborhood of Michigan Park, cooking and dining at home with friends, gardening, non-fiction books, and long walks.
Accountant and Administrative Assistant
Mary Nguyen joined USCMA in July 2014, she enjoys having the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives each and every day she comes into work. She recently attained a Bachelor’s in Finance from George Mason University. She brings a variety of experiences including Financial Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Purchasing/Compliance, and Residential Leasing Management in corporate, private, and contracting environments. She has a love of life and is a contagiously positive adrenaline junkie who water skis, jet skis, scuba dives. Next on her bucket list is skydiving. For fun, she enjoys cooking, creating new recipes, discovering new places, a passionate museum-goer and city stroller, an enthusiastic dancer, and anything that puts a smile on someone’s face.
Mission Update Editor
Jem Sullivan, Ph.D., holds a doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. She is an educator having taught at high school, undergraduate and graduate levels, and has served as catechetical consultant for the Archdiocese of Washington and the Archdiocese for the Military Services. Jem is the author of three books from Our Sunday Visitor, including a Study Guide to the United States Adult Catholic Catechism. She writes for a variety of Catholic publications on art in the new evangelization and has served as a docent at the National Gallery of Art. Since 1999, she has served as adjunct faculty at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC.