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Media Experts

Catholic Charities USA’s subject-matter experts have extensive social services knowledge and are available to analyze and provide context and commentary on a variety of topics. To connect with an expert, please contact us at media@catholiccharitiesusa.org.

Areas of expertise:

  • 35+ years of development, administration and property management experience with faith-based groups, housing authorities, governments and nonprofits
  • Repurposing underutilized church property into housing
  • Employing parish-based project development strategies
  • Property management
  • Working with the HUD-202 senior housing program

Brian R. Corbin, EdD
Executive Vice President, Member Services

Areas of expertise:

  • Catholic social doctrine/church teachings 
  • Ethical analysis 
  • Faith-based organizations, especially Catholic-sponsored corporations 
  • Religious liberty and church-state relations
  • Social policy on health, welfare and poverty 
  • Community development, community engagement 
  • Poverty research
     

Kim Burgo
Vice President, Disaster Operations

Areas of expertise:

  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Disaster response operations
  • Emergency services

Kathleen Oldaker
Sr. Director, Disaster Strategy & Grants Oversight

Areas of expertise:

  • Disaster management and humanitarian assistance with non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Federal and private grant management and oversight
  • Disaster education and training
  • Training and conference management
  • Facilitating cross-departmental project collaboration

Jane Stenson
Vice President for Food and Nutrition/Poverty Reduction Strategies

Areas of expertise:

  • Federal nutrition programs and public benefits
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) and other asset development programs
  • Community gardens
  • Procuring food donations for the network

Ben Wortham
Vice President for Behavioral Health Integration

Areas of expertise:

  • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
  • Intensive case management
  • Evidence-based assessments in counseling and case management programs
  • Catholic Charities collaborations with hospital systems and health clinics
  • Helping Catholic Charities agencies capture health care cost savings through social service interventions
  • Health and behavioral health technologies
  • Medicaid
  • Value-based care models based for the social determinants of health

Scott Hurd
Vice President, Leadership Development & Catholic Identity

Areas of expertise:

  • Catholic identity integration
  • Nonprofit leadership formation
  • Parish social ministry and community engagement
  • CliftonStrengths (formerly Strengths Finder) assessment from Gallup

Brian R. Corbin, EdD
Executive Vice President, Member Services

Areas of expertise:

  • Catholic social doctrine/church teachings 
  • Ethical analysis 
  • Faith-based organizations, especially Catholic-sponsored corporations 
  • Religious liberty and church-state relations
  • Social policy on health, welfare and poverty 
  • Community development, community engagement 
  • Poverty research
     

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