Greg Carpinello
Greg Carpinello
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest board of directors has chosen Greg Carpinello as the organization’s new executive director. He assumes the post Dec. 4.

“Greg brings extensive leadership experience and wonderful charisma, as well as a passion for Jesuit spirituality and the mission of JVC Northwest to lead us into the future,” said Kevin Grainey, chairman of the JVC Northwest board.

The organization pairs young volunteers with local social service agencies that need help. The volunteers live in small faith communities.

Carpinello comes to JVC Northwest from the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the center’s senior director, he led the development and completion of a four-year strategic plan, including for alumni engagement, which yielded increases in fundraising revenues and increased student participation in center programming. Carpinello and his team renewed traditional college-aged offerings like retreats, immersions, and community service events through a commitment to diversity and inclusion, while helping students deepen their sense of spirituality and solidarity with others.

“I am pleased and excited to carry on the important work started so many years ago by Jesuits such as Jack Morris and others,” Carpinello said. “I look forward to working with the talented team, volunteers, and supporters of JVC Northwest as we move the organization forward.”

Carpinello and his wife, Maura, have three sons, ages 7, 5, and 1. Maura founded and directed Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati, another yearlong, faith-based service program for young adults. She is a skier and avid gardener. He is an amateur woodworker and marathon runner. Carpinello earned an undergraduate degree from Xavier University and master’s degree from Boston College

Grainey thanked Tim Hennessy, who has served as interim executive director for the last six months. Grainey also thanked Jeanne Haster, who retired after 15 years as executive director of JVC Northwest.

“It is the foundation that she and others have laid that Greg now builds upon,” Grainey said.

Established in 1956, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest includes JV EnCorps, whose members are volunteers age 50 and older who serve 5-10 hours per week and gather monthly for spiritual reflection and sharing.