by Dennis Dalman
A St. Joseph woman, Betsy Holan, has been named the new director of supportive-living-service programs at Catholic Charities, headquartered in St. Cloud.
Holan will lead the programs that provide housing and daily-living assistance to people with developmental disabilities and long-term mental-health challenges. She was previously program manager of the in-home and residential programs for persons with developmental disabilities.
Holan earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Concordia College, Moorhead.
“For almost 25 years, I’ve had the privilege to serve persons who have made my workdays rich with amazing experiences while working alongside dedicated, committed co-workers and supervisors who have shared their wealth of knowledge and experience with me,” Holan said. “I look forward to leading the supportive-living service programs, building on the talent and experience we possess, to continue providing quality services and looking for new ways to serve central Minnesota.”
Steve Pareja, executive director for Catholic Charities, praised Holan for her extraordinary dedication to those she helps.
“We are extremely blessed to have Betsy join our leadership team,” he said. “Her devotion to our clients, outstanding abilities, and past experiences will have a great impact on both our organization and the community.”
Catholic Charities is a nonprofit organization that advances the charitable and social mission of the Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud. It builds communities, promotes family life and enhances human dignity by providing quality services to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals and families of all faiths and beliefs.