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Our Board

Joan Duffel*

Executive Committee Chair

Joan Cole Duffell served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Great Falls, Montana in the early 1970s.  Soon after they married, she and her husband, Denny (also a former JV) lived and served in the Seattle Catholic Worker Community, providing daily meals and hospitality for women and children experiencing homelessness. Duffell is now retired from her long-held position as CEO of Committee for Children, a 40-year-old, globally focused nonprofit organization dedicated to the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL) and development. Ms. Duffell has been an educator, writer, entrepreneurial nonprofit leader and leading advocate for promoting children’s social and emotional skills, as well as equity in education and the prevention of child abuse, bullying, and other forms of violence. 

Stephanie Ragland*

Board Chair, Executive Committee Chair

Retired from faith-based nonprofit work.

Julia Brown*

Board Secretary

Julia (Peters) Brown was a JV in Juneau ‘04-05 and Portland ‘05-06, was on staff from 2010-14, and has served on various committees and as a support personThe JV years were a transformative experience that affected all areas of her life, and she is deeply grateful for all the phenomenal people she has encountered on the journey. Julia lives in Portland and continues to serve those marginalized by society, helping them remember their beauty and worth and that joy is everyone’s birthright. She is the community leader/executive director of L’Arche Portland.

Greg Carpinello

Ex Officio

Somewhere along the way, I discovered that my vocation in this world is leadership at the intersection of faith and justice. That journey has been forever altered, shaped, and inspired through my experience at Jesuit organizations. One might say, I have been ruined for life, by what I have seen, heard, and loved for the last 20+ years. Now, I am thrilled to serve as the Executive Director of JVC Northwest.

A native Cincinnatian with a short stop in Boston, Massachusetts, I am excited to call Portland and the Pacific Northwest my home now. My wife, Maura, and I resonate deeply with the four core values of JVC Northwest, and we are striving every day to raise a family committed to living simply, in community with others, and finding ways to live out a faith that does justice. Our three sons, Andrew, Dominic, and Joshua are active and lively, animated by all things outdoors and sports of every kind. Maura is a skier and gardener. I am a marathoner and amateur-woodworker. Professionally, ministry and social justice education at the Jesuit schools of Xavier University and Boston College have been where I have devoted my passion, and they are also the places where I have grown the most. All of it is to say, JVC Northwest is a perfect fit for me and our family.

Andrew Asato*

Treasurer, Finance and Audit Committee Chair

Andrew Asato, MPA, formerly chief executive officer of Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington, joined Oregon Episcopal School in July of 2021. Asato was previously vice president for advancement at Jesuit High School and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish of Oregon and SW Washington. He has enjoyed a 30-plus year career with Pacific Northwest non-profit organizations serving the health and welfare of families. He has a bachelor of arts in communications/international relations from Gonzaga University, and a masters in public administration with a focus in nonprofit management from Portland State University. 

Lauren Madrid*

Lauren is an attorney currently working for the Archdiocese of Seattle, Immigrant & Refugee Ministry, and Ukrainian Refugee Welcome Circles Program. She is honored to serve on the JVC Northwest Board and as a co-leader for the JV Encorps Seattle group. Lauren’s career and volunteer work over the years has been focused on advocating for those most vulnerable in our community. 

Katie McLaughlin*

Nominations and Personnel Committee Chair

Katie served as a JV in Billings, MT, from ‘07-08. Since then, she has spent over 15 years in the corporate world focused on making people’s work relationships and experiences more positive and intentional through roles in: project management, curriculum development, corporate training, management, strategy, change management and process improvement. She started her business McLaughlin Method in 2020 so she can fuse her theatre background into developing intentional leaders and healing team trust. Katie credits her JV experience for her focus on intentionality and justice in her career and life. 

Jocelyn Sideco*

Jocelyn is the Associate Executive Director at Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN)

Fr. John Guyol, S.J.*

Mission and Planning Committee Chair

John serves at St. Francis Xavier Church and St. Ignatius Mission in Western Montana

Fr. James Antonio, S.J.*

James is a Student of Theology at Boston College.

Jay Behringer*

Jay Behringer was a Jesuit Volunteer in Omak, WA from 1994-95. For nearly 30 years he has lived with the regret of not completing a second JV year. He is excited to be on the JVC Northwest board as he looks for ways the organization can catalyze lasting change for low-income communities.

Jay is a Lead Client Service Partner for Deloitte and is the US Paper & Packaging Leader for the firm. Over the last 15 years he has been serving clients with quality and distinction through understanding their highest priority needs, bringing firm resources to bear on those opportunities and building lasting relationships along the way. 

Jay received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Colorado – Boulder. He lives in Louisville, Colorado with his wife and five children.

Ted Hough*

Ted Hough served as a JV at the Metropolitan Public Defender in Hillsboro, OR (’10-11). Jesuit values steeped his education at Fordham Preparatory School and Santa Clara University, and continue to shape his life through the enduring community JVC Northwest has given him. Ted is honored to use his extensive background in finance to continue to serve. He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Lindsay (a fellow FJV); daughter, Penelope and two dogs.

Doug Kramer*

Doug was raised in Kansas by parents who both worked in Catholic education. After attending Jesuit schools for both high school (Rockhurst) and college (Georgetown), Doug spent a year of JVC Northwest service in Yakima (’93-94) and a second year in Juneau (’94-95) where he met and served with his wife, Leah.  After law school, Doug worked at law firms, working in the Administration of President Barack Obama, and now works as General Counsel for Cloudflare, Inc. Doug and Leah have three children and live in Washington, DC. Doug’s years as a JV were deeply impactful to him so he is humbled by and committed to the opportunity to serve on the board of JVC Northwest.  

Elizabeth Van Hoy*

Development Committee

Development Committee
Director of Development, U Prep 

*Denotes Former Jesuit Volunteer/JV EnCorps member
















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Upcoming Virtual Events

"JVC Northwest 101: Service and Community"

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn about all that makes a year of service with JVC Northwest unique. We’ll talk about the opportunities available, what intentional community looks like, and dive into our values of social and ecological justice, simple living, and spirituality/reflection. There will also be plenty of time for Q+A. Register here. 

"How to Make Your Application Stand Out"

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn how you can position yourself to be a strong candidate for service with JVC Northwest. With one week left before the April 26 priority deadline, this will also be the perfect time to get a handle on each step of the application, interview, matching, and placement process. Register here. 

Where Are the JVC Northwest Recruiters Going Next?

Check out our upcoming recruitment events below. Don’t see your school or town on the list? Reach out to us at recruiter@jvcnorthwest.org to let us know you’d like us to pay your town a visit! 

Notre Dame | Info Session: Discerning Post Graduate Service | 6:30 PM | COffee House in Geddes Hall

Marquette | Info session (1-2) office hours (2-4) | Career Services Center – Seminar Room