BOSTON – July 26, 2016 – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston (CCAB) today announced that Paul Muzhuthett has joined the social services agency as Director of Catholic Charities Merrimack Valley in Lowell.
“Paul’s extensive experience in leading programs supporting youth as well as offering immigration assistance, refugee resettlement and basic needs services, coupled with his familiarity with the needs of nonprofit organizations, are a tremendous asset to Catholic Charities Merrimack Valley,” said Deborah Kincade Rambo, president of Catholic Charities Boston. “We all look forward to working with him to continue to meet the increasing needs of the children and families in the region.”
In his new position, Muzhuthett will be responsible for the administration and support in fundraising efforts for the following programs: basic needs, including the food pantry, young parent education, Brigid’s Crossing, the homeless shelter for young mothers and children, the Healthy Families Program, parent aide and parish society ministry.
“As a resident of the Merrimack Valley, I am truly excited about this opportunity," said Muzhuthett. “It is an honor to serve the region in this capacity and join a group of people who have devoted their professional lives to serving those in need, regardless of faith. I look forward to strengthening our community relationships and working with our dedicated staff and volunteers at Catholic Charities Merrimack Valley."
Muzhuthett comes to Catholic Charities from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) where he served as Regional Director and later Program Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for 26 years, coordinating public health programs and activities for the northeastern region of Massachusetts.
Previously, Paul Muzhuthett was Executive Director at the International Institute of Greater Lawrence providing day-to-day management of the agency, as well as overseeing the provision of services such as adult basic education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), vocational training and job placement. His past experience also includes significant work with various Catholic organizations worldwide.
Muzhuthett holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from PMB Gujarati College at the University of Indore in India and a master’s degree in in International Administration from Vermont’s School for International Training.
About Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston
For more than 110 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. The agency provides nearly 100 programs and services in 27 locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts. These services respond to the needs of the poor and working poor, provide supportive services to children and families, and assist refugees and immigrants as they become active participants in their communities. Last year, Catholic Charities served more than 200,000 people in need, regardless of faith. To learn more, visit ccab.org.