Kari Dew Appointed as New CCND Executive Director

Catholic Charities North Dakota has appointed Kari Dew as its new Executive Director. Kari comes to Catholic Charities with a background in social work and leadership. She has served as the Executive Director at CHI Living Communities: Riverview Place since 2017 and will be joining the Catholic Charities team on June 1st.

Kari received her Bachelor of Social Work from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1994, and her Master of Arts degree in Leadership from the University of Jamestown in 2017. She has over 25 years of experience in healthcare settings, including senior living, hospital, and hospice.

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Kari is a native of Buffalo, ND, and is a member of Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church. She is also an active member of the Fargo/Moorhead community, volunteering with JPII Catholic Schools and her children’s many sports teams. Kari and her husband, Jim, live in Fargo with their two dogs and their three children nearby: Brookelyn (Noah), Jace, and Aubrey. They are excited to be welcoming their first grandchild this fall. In her spare time, Kari enjoys chasing her kids around the country for their sporting events, reading a good book, taking a long walk, and diving into a good Netflix series.

Kari is a valuable asset to her community and is an inspiration to those who know her. She is a kind, compassionate, and dedicated person who is always willing to help others. Kari is passionate about helping others and is excited to join the Catholic Charities team. She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive and is committed to working with Catholic Charities to provide services that meet the needs of the community.

With Kari’s upcoming leadership, Catholic Charities North Dakota will continue to offer its services including Adults Adopting Special Kids, ND Post Adopt Network, Counseling Services, Guardianship Services: Vulnerable, Guardianship Division: Intellectual Disabilities, and Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Services.

Guided by our values, Catholic Charities North Dakota serves people in need and advocates for the common good of all.