Our Staff

The Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ staff team includes eight individuals who lead and manage the ongoing work of our ministry. Our two regional vice presidents are “in the field”, working with partners to improve the health of the communities we serve.

The rest of the team works from our “central” office in Palm Harbor Florida, providing administrative and strategic support and working with our board of directors as well as colleagues at Trinity Health.


Eileen Coogan
President & CEO

Eileen's Bio

AFM Email Link

Faith Pullen
Vice President of Operations

Faith's Bio

AFM Email Link

Daniel Gibson
Regional Vice President, Miami-Dade

Daniel's Bio

AFM Email Link

Upendo Shabazz
Regional Vice President, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties

Upendo's Bio

AFM Email Link

Erin Baird
Director of Grants

Erin's Bio

AFM Email Link

Brittney Frazier
Grants Officer & Strategic Initiative Manager

Brittney's Bio

AFM Email Link

Carla Batts
Grants Administration Manager

Carla's Bio

AFM Email Link

Administrative & Grants Services Coordinator

Our Organizational Culture

At Allegany Franciscan Ministries, our culture is guided by our shared mission and values, and the traditions and vision of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. It reflects the relationships and behaviors we hold ourselves and each other accountable for to achieve our mission.

We approach our work with joy.
We celebrate our Catholic heritage and the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany.
We respect and honor each person’s contributions as we do our own.
We steward all resources in a responsible and effective way.
We support openness, honesty, and transparency.
We are welcoming, and inclusive of all.