Linda Batton has served in the Diocese of San Jose since 1999. She holds a MA in Pastoral Ministries from Santa Clara University and has over 20 years of experience serving the Church and community as a volunteer and pastoral leader. Linda has traveled widely particularly in the developing world. She was a member of CRS delegations to Cambodia, Tanzania, and the Holy Land. She has also traveled to El Salvador and recently to the diocesan mission in Jamaica. Linda has three grown children and five grandchildren.
Sister Maryann Cantlon, CSJ is a Sister of St. Joseph from Hartford, Connecticut and has been working with the Diocese of San Jose in Restorative Justice since early 2010. Maryann holds a Master’s degree in Music from the University of Hartford and a Master’s in Theological Studies from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. She worked full time in maximum security prisons as a teacher and as Catholic chaplain for thirty years. Maryann also taught high school for ten years in Connecticut and started a mission among the indigenous Maya Indians in Mexico
Andrea Giovannoni has worked with the Diocese of San Jose since February of 2011. She holds an MA in Pastoral Ministries from Santa Clara University, and a PhD in Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She served the Catholic Community of Pleasanton (in Pleasanton, California) for five years as Director of RCIA and Returning Catholics Programs. Andrea is an adjunct faculty member at Holy Names University in the Department of Religious Studies, and has recently served as a writing coach for Jesuits and lay students at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. She has traveled to El Salvador and Guatemala. Her daughter Amanda, granddaughter Scarlett, and Scarlett’s papá Guido, live in Turin, Italy.
Sylvia Blanch has been with the Diocese since 1999. She was born in the Philippines and attended Assumption College, Manila. Currently, she is a member of the Couples for Christ and helps support one of their projects - the Gawad Kalinga. She extends her help by being active in Sta. Teresa Parish and supporting its many projects. She and her husband, Manny have a daughter, Therese who graduated from Notre Dame High School and currently attends Loyola Marymount University.