Lizzy Parales, VP of Programs

Lizzy Perales is the Catholic Charities Vice President of Programs, responsible for management and oversight of over 40 programs including Family and Children’s Services, Family Self Sufficiency, Caritas Legal Services, Senior Services, and Refugee Resettlement Services. In this role, she works with senior leadership to execute quality programs and services that provide dignified care for the whole person, from birth to natural death. 

Previously, Mrs. Perales was the Executive Director of Guadalupe Community Center responsible for programs that assist and empower clients in the heart of San Antonio’s West Side. She also served as Director of Programs and as a Case Manager. 

Mrs. Perales has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services with minors in Spanish and Healthcare Ethics from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. When asked about why she works for Catholic Charities, she responded, “After receiving a Jesuit education rooted in the ideals of service, faith, and the promotion of social justice, I realized that it was my life’s calling to be a servant of God. This organization helps the community and embodies the values of our Catholic Social Teaching and faith.”