Making an Impact Takes Strong Leadership

Catholic Charities’ leadership team is comprised of individuals with the experience and expertise necessary to meet the needs of our clients, our agency, and the community we serve.


Executive Team

Dean Scher, PhD, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer
(845) 294-5124 x 1001

Thomas Bolzan, MS
Director of Behavioral Health Services – Orange County
(845) 294.5124, x1009

Laura Brovich, LCSW
Director of Special Initiatives
(845) 344-5565 x1725

Kristin Jensen
Chief Advancement Officer
(845) 294-5124, x1005

Shannon Kelly
Deputy CEO/Chief Operating Officer
(845) 294-5124, x1002 Orange County
(845) 340-9170, x1002 Ulster County

Amy Kolakowski, LMSW
Director of Behavioral Health Services – Sullivan/Ulster
(845) 794-8080, x2025

Rosetta McNeal, BS, RN
Associate Director of Human Resources
(845) 794-8080, x2020

Laurie Muollo
Director Information Systems/ Corporate Compliance Officer
(845) 294-5124, x1006

Kelley Olley, BS, CPA
Operational Controller
(845) 794-8080, x1004 Sullivan County
(845) 294-5124, x1004 Orange County

Jeff Skaar, CASAC
Chief Utilization and Quality Assurance Officer
(845) 794-8080, x1003 Sullivan County
(845) 294-5124, x1003 Orange County

Mike Weddle, MD, PhD
Medical Director
(845) 794-8080, x2055 Sullivan/Ulster
(845) 294-5124 Orange County

Board of Directors

We are blessed to have a dedicated volunteer board of directors. These individuals give generously of their time and talent to ensure that Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster has the financial and human resources necessary to meet our mission to provide help and create hope.

Thomas Urtz, Chair
Thomas Strahle, Vice Chair
Virginia Brown, Program Committee Chair
John Boyle
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan (Ex-officio)
Tom Fitzgerald 
Fr. George Hafemann
David Jolly
James Langlois, Ed.D.
Thomas Larsen, Esq.
Timothy McCausland, Esq.
Susan Miller
Susan Murray-Tetz