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Our Staff

  • Dan Misleh

    Executive Director

    I am the founding executive director of Catholic Climate Covenant. What a privilege it is to work everyday with our partners and supporters to share the good news of Catholic teaching on care for creation. Before this job, I spent 11 years in the department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and three years in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's social action office. After graduating from Xavier University in Cincinnati, I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where I met my wife Susie (also a volunteer). I received an M.A in theology from the Franciscans in Berkeley, CA in 1989. Susie and I have three children: Benjamin, Anna, and Zachary. 

  • Wesley Cocozello

    Director of Operations

    I joined Catholic Climate Covenant one week before Pope Francis released Laudato Si' - my baptism by fire. For the first few months, after working all day I went home to read the encyclical all night. In it, Papa helped me discover my place as a singer and a song of creation. As the Operations Coordinator and Executive Assistant for the Covenant, I make sure the trains run on time and support the Executive Director and the staff in whatever ways they need. Previously, I worked as a creative consultant for the Urban Land Institute. I earned my B.A. in English Language and Literature from The Catholic University of America, while also working as an office manager and writing tutor.  

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  • Paz Artaza-Regan

    Program Manager

    I have a deep passion for justice and for the protection of God's creation, and have been blessed with the opportunity to work for 17 years on environmental and human rights issues within the faith community. Originally from Chile, I see myself as a "citizen of the world" with a strong commitment to global, sustainable development. I have an M.A. in International Development from American University, and completed the course work for an M.A. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia. Still adjusting to the empty-nest, I fill any "spare" time with tutoring, hiking, knitting, theological and political conversation, long walks with my husband and "Pepper the Pup," and cooking for friends and family. 

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  • Dan DiLeo, MTS

    Project Manager

    I have managed the Covenant’s social media, newsletter and college outreach since 2009. In addition, I am the principal author of our college toolkit, and helped coordinate the publication of "Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States." My concern for climate change comes from my commitment to Catholic Social Teaching, and I am currently earning my Ph.D. in theological ethics at Boston College. I also write for Millennial Journal and Political Theology Today.

  • Robert Christian

    Social Media Manager

    I am the editor of Millennial, an online periodical by millennial Catholics; a PhD candidate in American Politics at Catholic University; a graduate fellow at the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies; and a father of two. I have a BA from the University of the Pacific in American Politics, an MA in International Security from the University of Leicester (UK), and an MA in American Politics from Catholic University. Care for creation is integral to my commitment to human rights and social justice, which inspires my social media work at the Catholic Climate Covenant. I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, playing sports, reading, and watching sports, especially the Golden State Warriors.

  • Nelson Araque, DMin, Cand.

    Latino Outreach Manager

    I seek to raise awareness of the economic, political, social, and moral effects of climate change especially among the Church’s Spanish-speaking community. Mi ministerio es servir de enlace entre la Alianza Católica por el Clima y los Hispanos creando conciencia de los efectos económicos, políticos, sociales y morales del cambio climático sobre todo entre la comunidad  católica Hispana de los Estados Unidos.

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