Meet Carolyn Woo, the New President of Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is pleased to introduce Carolyn Y. Woo, our new president. Please watch this video to hear Carolyn's message to you, a cherished member of our CRS family.

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CRS is so blessed to have had Ken Hackett's leadership these 18 years, now to be followed by another outstanding faith-filled leader in Dr. Woo. [She] is a woman of deep faith with a strong commitment to the mission of the Church. She will bring exceptional abilities and gifts to the task of serving the poor around the world in the name of Catholics throughout the United States.

—Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas
Bishop of Tucson
Chairman of the Board, Catholic Relief Services


Having traveled and worked closely with Carolyn as a board member, I have always appreciated her keen sense of the critical issues and decisions that faced us institutionally. Her powerful intellect and insight combined with a profound faith and an abiding compassion will equip her well to lead CRS as it faces the challenges ahead.

—Ken Hackett
Former President of Catholic Relief Services

Learn more about Dr. Woo's incredible history.


Carolyn Woo visits CRS programs in Pakistan in 2009.

While a CRS Board Member, Carolyn Woo talks with women and girls at a CRS program site in Pakistan, in 2009. Photo by CRS staff

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