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Maureen McCullough, J.D.

Regional Field Director

Maureen H. McCullough is the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Director of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS eases suffering and provides assistance to people in need in more than 112 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality.

As Regional Field Director, Maureen represents Catholic Relief Services senior management and provides CRS with geographical presence in 13 states including Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.  McCullough coordinates and leads regional relationship management, advocacy and program engagement staff to advance partnerships in the region to inform, mobilize, and engage the Catholic constituency in the promotion of global solidarity through CRS in 40 dioceses. In the 12 plus years that McCullough has been in this role, she has also worked extensively with Catholic Colleges and Universities in the region to develop, oversee and implement programs and resources to engage administration, faculty and students in issues of global justice, international development and peace building. 

McCullough has represented US Operations overseas by leading a delegation of representatives from the diocese of Bridgeport to Ethiopia in October 2017. She also represented US Operations at the 2017 Latin American and Caribbean Regional meeting in Nicaragua, the 2014 South Africa Regional meeting in Zambia and the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional meeting in Cuba in 2008. She has led delegations of University faculty to see CRS programs in Rwanda and Brazil and traveled to meet with CRS staff and partners in India, Pakistan, South Sudan, Jerusalem/West Bank and Kenya to observe firsthand the work of CRS on the ground and to share the engagement of U.S. Catholics in support of the mission of CRS overseas. 

She is a lawyer and prior to her position as Regional Director, she was a partner in a Philadelphia law firm leading the health care and non-profit groups. Early in her legal career, she served on the USCCB Committee on Social Development and World Peace, appointed to this position by the late John Cardinal O'Connor.