Fr. Ricardo N. Avila, S.J. joined Catholic Mobilizing Network’s board in 2021. He serves the Roman Catholic Church as a member of the Society of Jesus (USA East Province) and a priest.
Fr. Avila is currently missioned to the Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance (HJA) as a Visiting Legal Fellow & Scholar. He works in the HJA Cancer Legal Assistance and Wellbeing Project at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Cancer Institute (WCI) and applies his pastoral and legal skills toward alleviating the health-harming legal needs of WCI patients. He also has litigation and transactional experience in consumer protection and commercial matters.Fr. Avila received his J.D. from Yale Law School.
He also holds an M.Div. and an S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, an M.A.P.R. from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago.