Welcome to Xavier Mission!

Xavier Mission is a FOR-IMPACT organization providing basic services as well as opportunities for empowerment and self-sufficiency to New Yorkers in need. We prefer the term “for-impact” rather than “non-profit”, as we would rather be defined by what we DO than what we don’t do.

Since 1983, Xavier Mission has welcomed, served, and empowered our guests with dignity and respect. Founded by the Church of St. Francis Xavier, in 2012 we became an independent, secular, for-impact organization. Today, Xavier Mission operates five community outreach programs that provide a continuum of services to those facing difficult times.

Each individual program provides an opportunity for our guests to take a step towards achieving safety, stability, and self-sufficiency, and works in collaboration with our other programs to offer holistic care and support.

Thank you for your interest in Xavier Mission. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Years of Service


Team Members

Unending Love

Our Team

Cassandra Agredo, LMSW
Cassandra Agredo, LMSWExecutive Director
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Rachel Johnson, MSW
Rachel Johnson, MSWDirector of LSEP
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Roxanne De La Torre
Roxanne De La TorreDirector of Outreach
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Marin Correa
Marin CorreaDevelopment Manager
Beverly Torres
Beverly TorresChef
Briana Prieto
Briana PrietoAdministrative Assistant
Raymond Perez
Raymond PerezMaint. & Inventory Manager
Adilson Silva
Adilson SilvaCustodian

Board of Members

Fr. Kenneth Boller, S.J., President
Pastor, Church of St. Francis Xavier

Charles S. Mattingly, Esq.
The Corcoran Group

Paula Sarro, Esq.
Mercy Center

Board of Directors

Fr. Kenneth Boller, S.J., Ex officio
President, Xavier Mission

Cassandra L. Agredo, LMSW, Ex officio
Executive Director, Xavier Mission

Dawn Besthoff, Chair
The New York City Law Department (Ret.)

Ann Marie Boccuzzi

Will Brown, Jr., Ph.D.
Brown Companies & Associates, Inc.

Anissa Dhouibi

Robert J. Diehl, CFA
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Harry Francisco Lewis Escobar
Grupo APEX

Vaishali Javeri, Esq.
Credit Suisse

Matthew LaFargue, Vice-Chair
Michael Kors (Ret.)

James MacGregor, Treasurer
Alliance Bernstein Global

Nandini Nair, Esq., Secretary
Greenspoon Marder LLP

Matthew A. Pucker

Employment & Board Opportunities

Xavier Mission is looking for new members of our team to keep our operations running smoothly behind the scenes! We are seeking energetic, hard-working people who are interested in serving their community and gaining valuable professional experience at the same time.

The following employment opportunities are available:

The following volunteer opportunities are available:

Xavier Mission is currently accepting applications for members to its Board of Directors. We are seeking leaders who support the mission, vision, values, programs and policies of Xavier Mission through collaboration, volunteering, innovative networking, and the creation of unique fundraising opportunities. Board members will be expected to address issues that include, but are not limited to: strategic planning, development, fundraising, communications, and operations. Board members utilize their professional experience to provide vision, energy, and insight to increase Xavier Mission’s resources and effectiveness. Board Members work together to develop and achieve our fundraising goals in order to enable us to continue our service to our community. The ideal Board Member will help with identifying partners who can leverage resources to further enhance the services provided by Xavier Mission.


As a member of Xavier Mission’s Board, you will connect with community members, philanthropists and corporations while making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and experiences to create a significant impact for a cause you care about while connecting with like-minded peers who share your passions and ambitions. Members will be given the opportunity to expand their personal and professional networks by meeting new people at meetings, fundraisers, and social events, as well as having opportunities to network and build relationships with leaders across an array of industries. In addition to harnessing your skills, creativity and knowledge to help those in need, members will learn new skills beyond their professional expertise and gain new perspectives on important social issues. Board members receive no financial compensation for service. 


Xavier Mission Board Members​ ​are asked to serve as volunteers in our programs, plan and attend events for the benefit of Xavier Mission throughout the year, and contribute in a meaningful way, through either ticket sales or contributions to the execution of the event. They are asked to introduce the work of Xavier Mission to their internal networks through personal conversation, mail and/or social media in order to help increase awareness. Members serve as thoughtful advocates for​ ​Xavier Mission, staying up-to-date on its mission, programs and events. Members make Xavier Mission a philanthropic priority. This commitment can be achieved through a combination of in-kind gifts, friend-raising, ticket sales to fundraising events and personal contributions at an amount that is meaningful and significant to you.

Directors attend and actively participate in monthly Board meetings and are expected to participate in at least one Board committee. Board terms are three years.

Mission Statement

The Xavier Mission Associate Board is a group of passionate emerging leaders who dedicate their time, talents, and resources to raise awareness and support for the organization and its thematic goals.

Position Overview

  • Associate Board members make a two-year (24 month) commitment to the Board, with the option for a two-year extension, barring any objections from the Associate Board or Board
  • Members must have an interest in the organization’s mission and a passion for addressing the issues faced by those Xavier Mission serves
  • Associate board members are expected to enthusiastically contribute to the Board and the broader organization without financial compensation
  • Members will actively seek to ensure that Xavier Mission is a racially equitable, just, diverse, and inclusive organization

Commitments & Expectations

Five core Associate Board member commitments:

  • Attendance: Attendance at monthly full board meetings in-person and monthly committee meetings (either virtually or in person) is mandatory
  • Committee Participation: Members agree to participate on one of four Associate Board committees including: Events, Engagement, Fundraising, and Communications
  • Volunteering: Members must volunteer at the Welcome Table, Clothing Room, and/or Food Pantry four times a calendar year
  • Fundraising Events Attendance: Attendance at all fundraising events hosted by the Associate Board Events Committee, as well as events put on by the Board is mandatory and will be tracked
  • Give/Get: Members must meet the annual give/get requirement of $500, with an aspirational give/get of $1000*

*This contribution can be achieved through a combination of in-kind gifts, friend-raising, ticket sales to fundraising events and personal contributions)


  • Associate Board members have the unique opportunity to make a lasting and direct impact in the lives of those we serve through Xavier Mission
  • This position provides both personal and professional enrichment, including but not limited to network expansion across various fields
  • Members will develop key skills and industry knowledge around not-for-profit work

How to Apply

If interested in applying, please send your resume and a cover letter to justinegkahn@gmail.com and madisondenomme@gmail.com with the subject line “Associate Board Applicant” – Thank you!

To apply for Job Openings & Internships:

Submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for the specific position to the Executive Director at:

cagredo@xaviermission.org OR

Cassandra Agredo
Xavier Mission
55 West 15th St.
New York, NY 10011

Please mark your e-mail subject line or letter with the position title.

To apply for the Board of Directors:

Submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the Board to Cassandra at cagredo@xaviermission.org AND Dawn at dawn.xmboard@gmail.com with the subject line “Board of Directors Applicant.”

To apply for the Associate Board:

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the Associate Board to Justine at justinegkahn@gmail.com AND Madison at  madisondenomme@gmail.com with the subject line “Associate Board Applicant”.

Thank you!

Xavier Mission is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.


As long as poverty, hunger, and homelessness persist, none of us can truly rest. One small step can make a big impact. Join us today and start making a difference.