Bishop Burbidge appoints new CEO/President
for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

After a thorough search process and prayerful discernment, I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Mr. Stephen Carattini President and CEO for Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington, effective January 4, 2021. I am most grateful to the members of the search committee, composed of members from the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, who have offered a great deal of their time to assist me with this task.

Mr. Carattini is a Catholic leader with extensive experience providing strategic leadership and creating practical business solutions for both for-profit and faith-based, non-profit organizations. Since 2018, Mr. Carattini has served as the Director for the Department for Justice and Charity for the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Immediately prior to his work for the Diocese of Youngstown, Mr. Carattini served five years as the CEO for Catholic Social Services for the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton. He has also held the position of COO for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver and Division Director for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Houston. Mr. Carattini received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from the University of St. Thomas.  

Having both graduated from Georgetown University, Mr. Carattini and his wife Michelle are anxious to return to northern Virginia where they have friends and closer access to family.  

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Carattini and in praying for him and his family, especially in this time of transition.   

Sincerely in Christ,

Bishop Burbidge