MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROGRAMS
Tara Provini has been a resident of St. Augustine for more than 30 years and holds a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education. With a passion to help others and management skills, Tara has more than 15 years’ experience working with local nonprofit agencies in areas including family case management, behavior specialist, and program coordinator for adults with special needs. She joined Catholic Charities at the St. Augustine Regional Office in 2017 holding positions as Disaster Case Manager, Coordinator, Administrative Manager, and most recently, Regional Director. When not working, Tara enjoys activities with her family and two children, spending time at the beach, camping, and traveling.
Marketing & Development Specialist
Elisa Bennett was born and raised in St. Augustine, Florida, with work experience throughout the St. Augustine and Jacksonville areas. Educated in graphic design and fine art, she enjoys working on the creative side of nonprofit businesses. She has several years of experience working with Catholic schools, churches and missions - all with the mission to serve the needs of the community. Outside of the office, Elisa enjoys cooking and venturing outdoors with her husband and daughter.
Kate Fermani is passionate about working with people and has worked with children in shelter care for more than 30 years, while spending the last 14 years in child welfare in the states of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Florida. Fermani is married to her husband John - and between the two of them have 10 grandchildren. She earned a master’s degree at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare University of Milwaukee, WI, and currently works in homeless prevention and rapid rehousing case management.
Lead Case Manager - Putnam County
Carol Stone has been with Catholic Charities for more than 14 years and loves giving back to the community. When not serving in our Putnam County office, Stone loves to golf, garden with her husband, and spend time with her family.
Marelly Oberholtzer was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She acquired her B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Columbia College, FL. Her experiences encircle several areas of accounting and the banking field. Oberholtzer has lived in St. Augustine since 2008 with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she loves volunteering and spending time with her family.