This week, Changing Our World‘s, Jim Friend speaks with Brian Corbin, KHS, Executive Vice President for Member Services at Catholic Charities USA. For Brian, Catholic Charities is “a ministry of the Bishop that enables us to continue the work of the early Apostles in caring for the widows, orphans, and strangers among us.” Today, we how Catholic Charities provides service to people in need, advocates for justice, and calls the entire church and other people of goodwill to do the same.
About Brian Corbin
Prior to joining Catholic Charities USA as the Executive Vice President of Members Services (2015) and Senior Vice President of Social Policy (2014), Brian served as the Diocese of Youngstown, OH’s Executive Director for Catholic Charities Services and Health Affairs; the Secretary/Treasurer for the Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation; the Diocesan Director for Migration and Refugee Services (MRS); Diocesan Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD); the Diocesan Director of Catholic Relief Services (CRS); and the Diocesan Liaison for the Northeast Ohio Diocesan Council of St. Vincent de Paul. In these roles — with over 27 years of service — he was responsible for providing leadership to and coordination for the health and social ministries of the Church and creating opportunities for Church and community leaders to understand and be formed in Catholic social doctrine, helping persons and institutions to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy. Brian served as the Secretary of the National Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities USA and chaired the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Brian holds a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from The Pontifical School of Philosophy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He is completing his Ph.D. at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has completed doctoral work in Organizational Leadership at Youngstown State University, and holds a Certification in Health Care Ethics from The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brian, a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem has been with Catholic Charities for over 28 years. He is married to Dr. Donna DeBlasio.
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