Joe Womac is president of Southern California’s Specialty Family Foundation. He joined the foundation in 2012 as executive director. In his current role, he leads the foundation’s efforts in capacity building with low income serving Catholic schools in the region, as well as the foundation’s annual and sustaining philanthropic investments in substance use treatment programs and poverty and community support intervention programs. Prior to joining the foundation, Mr. Womac served for nine years as executive director for the Fulcrum Foundation in Seattle, Washington. Under the auspices of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, he taught and coached in Louisiana Catholic schools from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Womac was honored by the White House in 2012 as one of nine National “Champions of Change” in Catholic Education. He is also the recipient of the University of Notre Dame’s Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education, the University of Portland’s Oddo Service Award, and the National Catholic Education Association’s Presidential Award. Mr. Womac earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Portland, a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a law degree from Seattle University.