After a nation-wide search, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford has named Marek Kukulka as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Having been the Chief of Operations of Catholic Charities in the archdiocese since 2012, Kukulka brings to the position in-depth working knowledge of the organization.
Prior to coming to Catholic Charities three years ago, he was the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Norwich. His professional experience includes work at St. Francis Home for Children in New Haven as a psychotherapist and Treatment Coordinator. In Norwich, he specialized in mental health clinical programs for children and adults.
The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford and President of Catholic Charities, approved the nomination of Mr. Kukulka by the Board Search Committee. “Mr. Kukulka brings a wealth of experience to his new position as a result of his work with the agency over the past several years. I am confident that under his leadership as CEO, Catholic Charities will continue to fulfill the vital role it plays in the community at large by serving people of all religions and backgrounds who are in need of assistance.”
Kukulka is a native of Poland where he attended the Catholic University of Lublin, immigrating to the United States in 1990. He received his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford.
Catholic Charities is one of the largest non-governmental providers of human services in the State of Connecticut and has been the licensed, accredited social service arm of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Hartford (Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven Counties) for more than 90 years. The Agency serves 25,000 people of all faiths annually from 35 locations and is an employer of more than five hundred social service professionals. For more information on Catholic Charities, please visit our website at www.ccaoh.org.