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Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

by jtan
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 01:00 pm
Judette Dahleiden, Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program
Judette Dahleiden, Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program
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Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed three new members to its leadership team. Judette Dahleiden has been named Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Beverly Eagan has been named Corporate Compliance Officer and Joseph Farrauto has been named Director of Human Resources.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer, said, "We are pleased to promote Beverly to her new position, and welcome Judette and Joe into two critical leadership roles. I look forward to the expertise, energy and passion all three will bring to their new and increased responsibilities."

As WIC director, Dahleiden oversees program and clinic operations for the 15 sites in Erie and Niagara counties and provides strategic direction and management to all aspects of nutrition services. She is responsible for providing overall leadership and management of the development, documentation and distribution of policies, procedures, standards and training for nutrition services. Dahleiden also monitors education and programs designed to enhance participants' overall experience and health.

Dahleiden holds a master's degree in executive leadership and change from Daemen College and a bachelor's degree in nursing from D'Youville College. She previously held the position of maternity nurse manager with Kaleida Health before joining Catholic Charities.

Prior to becoming the corporate compliance officer, Eagan held the position of human resources director with Catholic Charities since 2008.

In her new role, she oversees the corporate compliance plan, Whistleblower policy and HIPAA privacy compliance, as well as monitoring the organization's compliance with all applicable regulations. She also ensures compliance with contracts, regulations, laws and best practices.        

Eagan holds a bachelor's degree in business studies from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

As human resources director, Farrauto is responsible for providing direction and guidance to employees at all levels on human resource issues including recruitment, employee relations, corrective counseling, policy management, legal compliance, and compensation and benefit programs. He also ensures the agency is in compliance of all relevant regulatory requirements.   

Farrauto holds a master's degree in business administration from Medaille College and a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in leadership, from Bryant & Stratton College. He is also a member of The Society for Human Resource Management.

Prior to joining Catholic Charities he was human resources director for Eastern Niagara Health Systems in Lockport since August 2012.   

As the most comprehensive human service provider in Western New York, Catholic Charities makes a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assess its clients for other needs to ensure long-term success.

Catholic Charities is an excellent steward of the contributions it receives. For five years, Catholic Charities attained the highest-possible rating (four stars) from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management. Catholic Charities also receives the highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service.

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