The head of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado will soon leave the nonprofit to take a new job focusing largely on addressing poverty.
Mark Rohlena has been named director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Domestic Social Development, meaning his last day at the Colorado Springs nonprofit will be Aug. 1.
While overseeing the nonprofit’s normal operations — which covers 10 counties across south-central Colorado — Rohlena also helped lead response efforts to the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, along with last September’s floods. He was also vital in establishing the Homeless Engagement and Response Team, a street outreach program.
A national search for Rohlena’s successor is underway.