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DETROIT, MI – Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) has chosen its Chief Operating Officer, Dave Bartek, to take the helm of the human services agency as Chief Executive Officer. CCSEM Board Chairman Rev. Msgr. Charles Kosanke, Pastor of Ste. Anne de Detroit and Most Holy Trinity parishes in Detroit, made the announcement on August 30, 2017.
Bartek replaces CCSEM’s first CEO Jason Shanks who accepted a new position as president of the Our Sunday Visitor Institute based in Huntington, Indiana.
Bartek was chosen from among 44 applicants in a national search. He joined CCSEM in early 2016 as Director of Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Programs, which at the time was experiencing a significant increase in clients. Shanks added to Bartek’s responsibilities the management of the agency’s All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in southwest Detroit, and then appointed him to the position of COO.
“Dave is blessed with excellent leadership skills and possesses the spiritual depth to oversee this agency as an intentional disciple of Christ,” said Msgr. Kosanke. “We are blessed to have his steady hand and his experience gained during challenging circumstances when our refugee relocations soared in October last year then plummeted upon the Administration’s travel and refugee bans. We are confident he will guide CCSEM in its mission to bring help and hope to those in need in our community.”
Prior to joining CCSEM, Bartek served in leadership roles at United Way for Southeastern Michigan. He and his wife are residents of Livonia, Michigan. They have three adult children and a son-in-law and are registered parishioners at St. Kenneth Parish in Plymouth.Back to News