National Catholic Daughters of the Americas®

Formed in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas® is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas and today numbers 66,000 dues-paying members in 1,150 local courts in 45 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Kenya, and Peru. 

We provide local spirituality, sharing and activity under the support of a vibrant national organization.  Members donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” They embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

National Officers

National Chaplain

Most Reverend R Walker Nickless

Sioux City, IA

bishopnickless@scdiocese.org

National Clergy Consultant

Rev. Siby Punnoose

Sheldon, IA

Sibypunnoose71@hotmail.com

2020-2022 National Board

National Regent

Sherry Niles

Sheldon, IA

cdasherry@gmail.com

First Vice National Regent

Susan Mone

Mesa, AZ

smone2164@gmail.com

National Regent Elect

Emily Guilherme

Corona, CA

emthanga1@aol.com

Second Vice National Regent

Essie Walker

Matthews, NC

walkerme772@gmail.com

National Secretary-Treasurer

Connie Dronette

Sulphur, LA

conniecda@yahoo.com

National Directors

Nancy Bambenek

St Charles, MN

nancy@hbcsc.net

Ivone da Silveira

San Juan, PR

Ivone_ceip@yahoo.com

Barbara Jensen

Broken Bow, NE

bjensen1621@hotmail.com

Michele Bowman

Zephyrhills, FL

michelebowman227@gmail.com

Dawn Fortenberry

St Amant, LA

dawnie55@eatel.net

Carolyn Malik

Shiner, TX

cdacarol@sbcglobal.net

Theressa Cersovski

Harrisburg, OR

tnt90cda@gmail.com

Irene Gramza

Phoenix, AZ

igramza@aol.com

Darlene Moritz

Milford, IA

cda4dar@outlook.com

1903 Society

The 1903 Society is designed to help maintain the national office in New York.  It is a way members or courts can donate money and help preserve the building while being recognized for their contributions. 

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