June 16, 2019

Bishop appoints new director for Catholic Charities Maine

PORTLAND — Gloria A. Dugan has been appointed director of Catholic Charities Maine, the largest private, nonprofit social service agency in the state.

The appointment was made by Bishop Joseph J. Gerry, with the recommendation of the CCM board of directors.

Dugan has served the agency for more than 20 years, having been director of quality assurance and then interim director. She has been a parish outreach worker, district director of the former York County Office, and a counselor for CCM’s counseling program.

She established the first personnel office for the agency and monitored a comprehensive quality assurance program to assure the agency’s accreditation by the national office of the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children.

Dugan has worked with social work programs at several eastern colleges and universities in supervising undergraduate and graduate students. She also has supervised clinical staff members at CCM, the social service arm of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

She has been a board member of the Family Crisis Center, member of the National Association of Social Workers, and chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Boston College School of Social Work’s satellite program in Portland.

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