Interim Executive Director / Director of Mission
As interim executive director, Elvira maintains strategic responsibility for Maryknoll Lay Missioners while animating a vision of transformational Catholic mission that is rooted in solidarity with people who are marginalized. As director of mission, she oversees lay missioners in nine different countries, making sure that they have the support and resources they need for their ministries. Prior to coming to Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Elvira served as the executive director of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Stockton, California. From 1982 until 1993 she served as a Maryknoll sister, primarily working with youth and young adults in Tanzania.