La Casa Staff


Steve Jacobsen, Director
Anne Price, Associate Director
Stephanie Glatt, Director Emerita

Administrative Staff

Deborah McGuire, Administrative Assistant
Diane Dale, Development Coordinator
Shawne Mitchell, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Christie Powell, Finance Coordinator

Agriculture Staff

Eric Torbet, Agricultural Coordinator

Book and Gift Store Staff

Pat Fittro, Real Things/Bookstore Coordinator
Emmy Bowser

Buildings and Grounds Staff

Enrique Hernandez, Buildings and Grounds Coordinator
Santiago Mendoza
Alfredo Zamora

Conference Staff

Mary Ann Paxton, Conference Coordinator
Kate Clarke, Conference Associate
Teresa Fanucchi, Conference Assistant

Facilities Staff

Cindy Swain, Facilities Coordinator

Host Staff

Kathy Corcoran, Host Coordinator
Emmy Bowser
Victoria Charters
Michael Day
Peggy Haskell
Dana Karpain
Dollianne Lipman
Michael Piper
Jim Powell
Kat Sahibzada

Housekeeping Staff

Veronica Muller, Housekeeping Coordinator
Paty Zermeno, Head Housekeeper
Sarah Juarez
Michael Lopez
Alicia Munoz
Amalia Zamora
Ygnacia Zamora

Program Staff

Marvel Hitson, Program Coordinator
Peggy Haskell, Registrar

La Casa Dining Service

Catered by Chef Rene’s Cuisine

Center for Spiritual Renewal

Katherine Collis, Center for Spiritual Renewal Coordinator and Retreat Leader
Vacant, Administrative Coordinator, Office Manager and Reservations
Caroline Saxon, Group Reservations Coordinator, Social Media and Graphic Design
Pauline Krismanich IHM, Bookkeeper
Barbara Robles, Lead Host, Hospitality, and Corita Gallery
Jeannette Weiskoff, Assistant Host and Hospitality
Chantelle Cheng, Head Chef
Logan Nevitt, Kitchen Staff
Catalina Zamora, Housekeeping and Facilities
Alicia Munoz, Assistant Housekeeping

Teresa Fanucchi, Back-up Chef

Spiritual Directors: Pauline Krismanich IHM, Katherine Collis

About Us—Overview

La Casa is a beloved refuge of peace where individuals and groups can renew body, mind, and spirit. More

Mission, Vision, and Goals

The mission of La Casa is to be a sanctuary of peace. More


La Casa’s first residents were the Chumash people who tended the spirit and the beings of this land. More

Real Things—A Gift and Bookshop

Enjoy a trip to La Casa’s gift and bookshop during your next visit. More


We invite you to join us in tending this sanctuary of peace. More


We are here to support your retreat experience. More


La Casa is stewarded by the Immaculate Heart Community, a lay, ecumenical community of women and men. More


Enjoy a visit around La Casa’s 26 acres of semi-rural land, nestled between mountain and sea. More

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