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Catholic Charities Announces New BoardMembers

February 5, 2024

For Immediate Release/BALTIMORE, MD (February 5, 2024) The Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities announced new leadership earlier this month. With a mission to improve the lives of Marylanders in need, Catholic Charities is supported by the dedication and commitment of its Board of Trustees which is comprised of an impressive array of corporate leaders and community partners.

“We are so fortunate to have a committed and sage Board of Trustees, who dedicate their time, expertise and energy to helping us achieve our mission and vision,” said Bill McCarthy, Executive Director. “Our new board members bring additional experience, vision and passion to our work, and I’m incredibly excited about their participation.”


New Board of Trustees Members:

Jason Babik is a currently CEO of Stabili-Teeth. He provides expertise in M&A and partnerships, Private Equity engagement, fundraising, financial analysis, corporate governance, and long-term strategic planning. Jason received an M.S in Accounting/Finance at Babson College.

Phyllis Oddoye Bull is a board-certified Clinical Oncology Pharmacist and is Director of Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Services with LifeBridge Health. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Jack Cavanaugh is a Partner and Senior Advisor at Brown Advisory and works with a variety of private clients, family offices, and institutions. He has previously served on the Catholic Charities Investment Committee and has been a member of the Audit Committee since 2011. Jack is a graduate of Duke University and earned his MBA at Columbia University.

Michael R. Smith is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McCormick & Company, Inc. Mike served two terms on the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees from 2015 – 2022. Mr. Smith graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA degree in Accountancy.

Dawn White is the Vice President of Gas Distribution at BGE. Dawn holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware as well as an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland.

“Our new board members are such an impressive group and will surely have an impact on the continued success of Catholic Charities,” shared Dan Rizzo, Board President. “We are so grateful that they have united with us in support of the Agency’s work and mission. The future is bright.”


About Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is Maryland’s largest private provider of human services, with more than 80 programs in 200 locations. Inspired by the gospel mandates to love, serve, and teach, Catholic Charities is committed to a Maryland where each person has the opportunity to reach his or her God-given potential. Catholic Charities was established in 1923 and focuses on the key causes of Achieving Independence, Welcoming New Neighbors, Empowering Careers, Supporting Children & Families, Healing Trauma & Addiction and Aging with Dignity. Today, Catholic Charities is a family of more than 2,000 talented and dedicated colleagues, supported by nearly 8,000 selfless volunteers, and more than 10,000 generous donors. This Catholic Charities community includes people of all faiths, ages, and ethnicities, and together, they touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals and families each year.

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