Our New CEO and President
Following a national search, the Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (CSSW) chose Jim Gajewski to take the helm as the agency’s new president and CEO, effective June 12, 2017.
Jim brings over 25 years of executive and consulting experience in both the nonprofit and healthcare sectors, including a three-year term as Vice President of Community Services and Programs for Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston.
His expertise includes non-profit program operations, strategic planning, and fund development. Most recently, he has served as the Executive Director of the Hope Clinic, based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where clients in both Washtenaw and Western Wayne counties receive free medical and dental care, food, and other emergency goods and services.
Jim has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jim’s vision for a more integrative approach to CSSW’s programs and services has already created a palpable shift at the agency. When asked about the changes Jim envisions, Pamela Sexton, the Chairman of CSSW’s Board of Directors effused, “The Board is excited to have Jim join CSSW! His team-based skill set is exactly what the agency needs to help those most vulnerable in our county. We have already benefitted from his experience as we find better ways to provide service to our clients, while collaborating with our community partners to maximize the quality of care at an efficient cost to the public.”
Please join all of us at CSSW in welcoming Jim Gajewski!