Diocesan Organizational Chart

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  • #15897
    Anthony Morlando
    Anthony Morlando
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    The Diocese of Charlotte is considering possible revisions to our org. chart. In an effort to understand best practices within other dioceses, I’d like to request your response to a few questions. In your diocese:

    1. Does your “Properties” office handle all construction, maintenance, real estate and risk management, or are those groups separate?
    2. do you have an office of “Planning and Research” that does parish pastoral planning, demographic studies, and parish sacramental data collection for the quinquennial report, etc.? If so is that its own department or combined under another dept.?
    3. Does your diocese charge a fee to a parish to provide construction management on their construction projects?

    Thank you in advance for any insight you can offer. Based upon allowable message length, it may be best to e-mail me your response directly to ajmorlando@charlottediocese.org. I appreciate your help!

    Anthony Morlando
    Director of Properties & Risk Management
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte

    #15900

    Jill Haines
    Participant

    1. Our Buildings Office manages construction. Our Properties Office manages real estate transaction activity. Our Real Estate Office administers the risk management activity and forms a bridge back to the AOD from our Buildings and Properties Offices. Three separate Offices under the Finance & Administration Department.
    2. Our Parish Life & Services Department handles that activity.
    3. Not at this time.

    #15901

    Robert A Palisch
    Participant

    Anthony:
    1. Our office of Building and Real estate handles just that – construction, renovation and real estate transactions including sales, acquisitions, easements. etc. All legal documents – contracts, change orders, pay requests, etc – get funneled through our office since the property is owned by a real estate corporation and leased to the parishes. Our Risk management department is through a separate office. Our office handles the maintenance of the archdiocesan buildings, the Parishes handle their own maintenance.
    2. We have a demographer on site that handles all the things you indicate – mass attendance, baptisms, parishioner count, where people live, what parish they attend, etc. This person is in our communication department.
    3. We do not charge a fee, but we do not do project management, we call what we do project oversight. We leave the management of the project to the parish or school where the work is ongoing. our focus is more on cost and schedule, and making sure that the communication between the contractor, architect and parish is good.

    Hope this helps.

    Bob Palisch

    #15902
    Anthony Morlando
    Anthony Morlando
    Participant

    Thank you Bob and Jill,
    Can I ask that all replies please note the Diocese / Archdiocese you are in and what your title is? Thank you so much!
    Anthony

    #15903

    Paul Ehmann
    Participant

    My Real Property office handles all real estate transactions and maintains diocese owned property. Not individual parishes. We oversee/review projects over $20,000. and handle contract review. We do not manage construction projects.
    Risk management is through another office.

    We have a separate office for Pastoral Planning/demographics and other data. The Real property office is involved in planning, but not in charge of it.

    Paul Ehmann
    Director, Real property
    Albany, NY

    #15905
    Anthony Morlando
    Anthony Morlando
    Participant

    Thank you to everyone who has responded to my questions! Great discussion! It’s interesting to see how similar in some ways we are and how different in others. I’m very much enjoying learning about all of my peers and feel we can learn a lot from each other. If you haven’t yet responded and would like to, then please do as this is very helpful as we consider some organizational updates in Charlotte.

    Anthony Morlando

    #15915

    Miranda Hopkins
    Participant

    Hi Anthony!

    1. At the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, our Property Services office handles real estate and construction related to parishes and Archdiocesan owned property. High school construction projects are handled by Catholic Education. Risk management is part of the Legal Services department.
    2. We have a Parish Support Services department that handles all of the activities you have listed.
    3. For construction management/engineering services, we recommend they work with a few trusted firms and also have an engineer from Catholic Social Services that parishes can use for a fee.

    Miranda Hopkins
    Capital Projects Specialist
    Philadelphia, PA

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