Human Services Cortland County

Board of Directors

Carol Clarke, President

Paul Griffin, Vice President

Julie Ryan, Treasurer

Kate Alm O'Brien, Secretary

Kathleen Cole

Theresa Foster

Herb Haines

Jackie Leaf

Paul Phelps

Margo Upson

S. Francis Williams

Catholic Charities of Cortland County (CCOCC) is a non-profit human service agency providing services in Cortland County since the 1970s. Services are targeted to those affected by mental health and substance use disorders, people living in poverty, and at-risk youth.


Care coordination, residential and housing services, peer supports services and emergency assistance are available. The agency was incorporated in 1925 as part of the larger seven county Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Syracuse, which includes Cortland, Broome, Onondaga, Oneida, Madison, Chenango, and Oswego Counties.


Our Mission

Catholic Charities of Cortland County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice.  We strive to empower those served to transform their lives in an environment of respect and  compassion.

Executive Team

Marie Lord Walsh, Executive Director

Marie has been with Catholic Charities since 1986, in both direct service and administrative roles. She was appointed Executive Director in 2006.

Tim Lockwood, Director of Family & Community Services

Tim joined the Agency in 2015 with over two decades of experience in human services and non-profit management.  He oversees the various programs offered at CCOCC.

Ron Irish, Director of Finance

Ron joined the Agency in 2017 with many years of accounting and financial management in the private sector and the non-profit world.