Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has announced that Very Reverend Patrick J. Keating, associate vicar for Human Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn, and chief executive officer of Catholic Migration Services, will also serve as deputy chief executive officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. The appointment was effective April 25.
For the past two years, under the leadership of Msgr. Alfred P. LoPinto, chief executive officer, and the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, the agency underwent a strategic visioning process. The many activities of this phase resulted in a rearticulated mission statement and the setting of strategic directions for the agency in the areas of sustainability, presence and innovation.
“Since 2013, Catholic Charities has been undergoing a comprehensive restructuring in order to better serve the residents of Brooklyn and Queens,” said Msgr. LoPinto. “As we looked at our structure, we looked for ways to make the agency more responsive. Father Keating, who has served as chief of staff for the past few years, has played a significant role in the effort to restructure Catholic Charities, and has helped make Catholic Charities a more viable organization for the 21st century.”
In his role, Father Keating has displayed strong leadership in the areas of finance and planning.
Very Reverend Patrick J. Keating will continue leading Catholic Migration Services as chief executive officer, where he coordinates and plans the work of the agency with the dedicated board of directors and his colleagues.
In 2011, Father Keating joined Catholic Migration Services to strengthen and grow an agency dedicated to welcoming, empowering, and assisting immigrants in Brooklyn and Queens through a variety of programs that include immigration legal services, immigrant housing legal services, and immigrant workers rights legal services.
Father Keating has a master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York, as well as a master of arts in theology and a master of divinity from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. He is currently enrolled in Brooklyn Law School and is a candidate for the Juris Doctor degree.
For 117 years, Catholic Charities has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, seniors, and those struggling with mental illness.
As one of the largest faith-based developers of affordable housing in the country, Catholic Charities provides 3,750 units of housing for low-income seniors, families, and the formerly homeless, with an additional 750 units of special needs housing, throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
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