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Anita A. Hassell, MBA, MSW

Chief Executive Officer/

 Diocesan Director

Anita Hassell has worked for the Catholic Charities for the past 10 years in the positions of Associate Diocesan Director, Chief Program Officer, Chief Operating Officer and most recently as Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to moving to Fernandina Beach in 2006 she served the deaf and hard of hearing communities of Dade County as the Executive Director of Deaf Services Bureau, Inc. Prior to that she worked for 10 years at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami where she held progressively responsible positions up to the position of Division Director overseeing an annual budget of over 13 million dollars.  She has diverse experience in program development, management of human resources, public relations, fiscal and contract management, strategic planning, accreditation, and mission effectiveness. Anita has a master’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Business Administration. She is also a Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation.

Ben Peek,


Chief Financial Officer

Ben received his BA in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Huntsville and his MBA from the University of North Alabama. He holds a Certified Public Accountant License. Ben has held several lead finance positions in the non-profit area. He believes strongly in managing an organization’s finances with accountability and transparency.

Danah Gammage, MPA

Chief Operating Officer

Danah Gammage is a Jacksonville native who has a deep love for our community.  She has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Florida.  Her passion has always been nonprofit management and she has over twenty years of experience working in non-profits in a variety of capacities.  She has extensive experience working with accreditation, compliance, strategic planning, policy development, evaluation, training, HR and risk management. She feels that it is a joy to come to work every day and play a small part in an organization that positively impacts the lives of so many individuals in need.

Denise G. Fanning

Regional Director

Gainesville Regional Office

Denise Fanning is a Marine combat veteran, moved to Gainesville in 2008 from her native state of Texas and graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in psychology. She began her nonprofit career in 2011 and has gained experience from every position she has held, from medical and dental case management, program development and management, and budgeting. She joined the Catholic Charities family in November of 2020, as the first director for our Emergency Assistance programs.  “Catholic Charities is one organization that truly embodies an ethos of providing compassionate services to our communities. I am fortunate to be a part of such an amazing and caring organization.”

Eileen Seuter

Regional Director

Jacksonville Regional Office

Eileen Seuter assumed the role of Regional Director at Catholic Charities in 2024. With more than three decades dedicated to nonprofit work, she specializes in serving vulnerable populations, focusing on foster care, substance use disorder, mental health, and homeless assistance services. Eileen brings extensive expertise in program administration, service delivery systems administration, and development. Originally from Jacksonville, she holds a master’s degree in social work from Florida State University.

Shannon Moser, MA

Regional Director

Lake City Regional Office

Shannon began as Regional Director for Catholic Charities Lake City in November 2023. Shannon previously worked in child welfare case management for over 10 years, both in program management and as front-line staff. She also worked for 7 years in the education system in the private sector, also serving in program management. Shannon has a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. She is a lifelong Florida resident and moved to Lafayette County in 1990. Shannon is excited to bring her knowledge and experience of the needs of the local rural area to Catholic Charities Lake City.

Tara Provini

Regional Director

St. Augustine Regional Office

Tara Provini has been a resident of St. Augustine for more than 30 years and holds a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education. With a passion to help others and management skills, Tara has more than 15 years’ experience working with local nonprofit agencies in areas including family case management, behavior specialist, and program coordinator for adults with special needs. She joined Catholic Charities at the St. Augustine Regional Office in 2017 holding positions as Disaster Case Manager, Coordinator, Administrative Manager, and most recently, Regional Director. When not working, Tara enjoys activities with her family and two children, spending time at the beach, camping, and traveling.

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