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Paul Propson named CEO of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

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DETROIT, August 15, 2019 – Paul Propson has been named the new Chief Executive Officer for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, effective September 1, 2019, the organization announced Thursday. Maureen Brosnan, Chairperson of the Board of St. Mary’s Hospital, Livonia, has been serving as interim CEO during the search process.

“After a thorough and prayerful two-month process, the Search Committee determined that Paul has the knowledge, skills and experience to bring CCSEM to the next level,” said Msgr. Chuck Kosanke, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, President of the Board of Directors, endorsed the committee’s recommendation.

Propson, 48, has been serving as the CEO of Covenant Community Care in Detroit for the last 12 years. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Eastern College of Pennsylvania and a Certificate from the UCLA Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program. He received the 2014 Eugene Miller Fellowship Award from the McGregor Fund, and serves as a board member of the Michigan Primary Care Association. Propson and his family are members of SS. Cyril and Methodious Catholic Parish in Sterling Heights.

“I am delighted to join the team at Catholic Charities of Southeastern Michigan, which has been active in dedicated service to the six counties of the Archdiocese of Detroit for many years,” Propson said. “As a Catholic growing up in this diocese, I have always dreamed of living my faith in service to the Church and to the community. Together with many others, I look forward to fulfilling Archbishop Vigneron’s call to Unleash the Gospel through the work of Catholic Charities to provide compassionate, quality, professional services and support to people in need.”

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) was founded in 2013 to provide compassionate, quality, professional services and support to people in need in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair and Lapeer counties. As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Detroit, CCSEM strives to transform lives, facilitate encounters with Christ and mobilize hope in the community. Among the many services provided by CCSEM are: Adoption and Foster Care, Behavioral Health Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Family Support Services, Hispanic Outreach Services and services for senior citizens. For more information, please visit ccsem.org.

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