Jean Beil, VP, Catholic Charities USA
Jean is the Senior Vice President for Programs & Services for Catholic Charities USA. She joined Catholic Charities USA in March 2005 from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey where she worked for more than 11 years, including serving as the Director for Housing and Social Concerns from 2000 to 2005. In that position, she oversaw a division that encompassed 130 shelter beds, more than 100 units of low-income rental and transitional housing, and 14 other programs for low-income individuals and families. From 1996 to 2000, Jean was the agency’s program director of the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), which used a multi-disciplinary team to treat and to provide psycho-rehabilitation to persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Prior to that, for two years, she served as the agency’s 450 Case Management Coordinator. The program helped people with serious mental illness reintegrate into the community.
She has dual master’s degrees in Social Work from NYU and in Religion from LaSalle and spent her early career as a member of the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity teaching middle school and providing congregational, diocesan and parish ministry. Jean and her husband, J. Scott Hobson, live in Alexandria, VA.