HARTFORD – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford has named Marek Kukulka as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
Mr. Kukulka, who had been chief of operations of Catholic Charities in the archdiocese since 2012, is said to bring to the position in-depth working knowledge of the organization.
His appointment followed a nationwide search.
Before joining Catholic Charities three years ago, Mr. Kukulka was the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Norwich. His professional experience includes work as a psychotherapist and treatment coordinator at St. Francis Home for Children in New Haven. In Norwich, he specialized in mental health clinical programs for children and adults.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, 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.”
Mr. Kukulka is a native of Poland, where he attended the Catholic University of Lublin. He immigrated to the United States in 1990. He received his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford.
Catholic Charities is one of the largest non-governmental providers of human services in the state of Connecticut. It 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 500 social service professionals. For more information on Catholic Charities, visit www.ccaoh.org.