BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2014 - Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced the appointment of Tish Brady as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Dennis C. Walczyk, chief executive officer, and Sister Mary McCarrick, diocesan director made the announcement.
Brady had been director of Metropolitan and District Services, the largest department within Catholic Charities, since she joined the organization 15 years ago.
As COO, she will be responsible for overseeing the operation of Catholic Charities' programs and services as the agency continues its commitment to be the premier provider of quality, measurably effective, coordinated and cost efficient services to those in need across the eight counties of Western New York (WNY).
Walczyk said, "I look forward to working together with Tish in this new role as we continue to enhance Catholic Charities' efforts to be a leader in program effectiveness and organizational efficiency."
As Metro/District director, she was responsible for the service delivery of 28 program sites across WNY, including services to children and families composed of preventive services for children, parenting skills training, adoption and foster care, court-ordered programs, the WIC program and more, as well as counseling services and central intake (basic assistance) services.
Prior to joining Catholic Charities, she held leadership roles with the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center in Irving and Aspire of Western New York, and was a consultant with Executive Associates of Buffalo.
She serves on the board of the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies in New York State and The Whiting Foundation of the southern tier. She is a member of the Planning Board of the Town of Brant and a graduate of Leadership Buffalo.
She has a master's degree in social work and a bachelor's degree in sociology, both from the University at Buffalo.
For 90 years, Catholic Charities has been making a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity in Western New York. 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. It is the most comprehensive human service provider serving Western New York. For the fifth consecutive year, Catholic Charities has attained the highest-possible rating (four stars) from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management. Catholic Charities also receives highest ratings for quality of service provided and financial health/accountability as rated by the Council on Accreditation and Charity Navigator.