Christian Brothers Conference announces the appointment of Dr. Margaret Wilson McCarty, D.Min. as the founding Executive Director for the Regional Council of Lasallian Association for Mission effective July 1, 2011. The appointment of Dr. McCarty followed a national search that began in the fall of 2010. “In Dr. McCarty we have found a well educated, highly experienced, faith-filled, articulate leader. She will serve as a source of unity and facilitator of creative energy for the development and delivery of Regional programs and services to advance the Lasallian religious and educational mission,” said Brother Robert J. Wickman, F.S.C., Regional Council Chair.
Dr. McCarty is a lifelong Catholic who has served the Church in a number of administrative and ministry positions for the past 34 years. Since 2007, she has served as President of Education for Parish Service, a Catholic theological certificate program offering courses in three Catholic Dioceses on the East Coast. She is experienced in a variety of pastoral settings, including dioceses and parishes, retreat facility, Catholic universities, and Catholic non-profit organizations. Among her many qualifications, she holds a Doctor of Ministry, a Masters of Arts in Theology, a Certificate in Supervisory Leadership, and the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation.
As Executive Director, Dr. McCarty will serve in a major leadership role in developing programs and services to advance the Lasallian Mission in the Region, and promote the Lasallian educational mission. She will be a key representative of the Lasallian network to a variety of church, educational, civic, and governmental entities, as well as business and philanthropic organizations. Dr. McCarty will also plan and implement major development and fundraising initiatives for the Regional Council.
“I am grateful to the Visitors and the Regional Council of Lasallian Association for Mission for naming me the founding Executive Director of the Regional Council,” said Dr. McCarty. “I feel a sense of excitement and I also feel honored to work with the Brothers, Partners and national staff in this new structure as we serve the Districts while simultaneously strengthening the vitality and visibility of the heritage established by St. John Baptist de La Salle.”
Dr. McCarty will attend the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies in Moraga, CA, June 26-July 8, where she will be introduced to the Lasallian world through an intensive study of the life and works of the founder, John Baptist de La Salle.