Glenwood Springs Catholic Charities hires new leader |

Glenwood Springs Catholic Charities hires new leader

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Marian P. McDonough was selected as the Western Slope regional manager for Catholic Charities in Glenwood Springs.

McDonough, 54, replaces Tom Ziemann, who was the director of Catholic Charities for eight years before stepping down Aug. 15, to take a position at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Junction.

McDonough started work for Catholic Charities on Oct. 1, and is ready to get started where Ziemann left off.

“Everyone I’ve met so far is great,” McDonough said. “I’m excited about the programs and getting acquainted with the community. It seems like there is a wonderful support system here and wonderful support for the program, so I’m just anxious to get to know everybody and keep these programs going.”

McDonough comes to Catholic Charities after 13 years with the Eagle County Health and Human Services Department Youth Services Division, for which the last three years she was the division manager. McDonough is a licensed professional counselor in Colorado and holds many other certification and holds a master of arts degree in counseling psychology and counselor education from the University of Colorado. She received a BA in psychology from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.

McDonough was the obvious choice for the position, according to Stephen Carattini, interim president and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver.

“We were impressed with her desire to serve the poor and the wealth of experience she could provide in relation to our mission,” Carattini said.

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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