The Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tuscon and Chairman of the CRS Board of Directors, said the following about Ms. Woo:
“Dr. Woo is a woman of deep faith with a strong commitment to the mission of the Church. She will bring exceptional abilities and gifts to the task of serving the poor around the world in the name of Catholics throughout the United States. CRS is so blessed to have had Ken Hackett's leadership these 18 years, now to be followed by another outstanding faith-filled leader in Dr. Woo."Woo, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, immigrated to the United States to attend college at Purdue University. There she received her B.S., M.S.I.A., and Ph. D degrees. During her six years on the CRS Board of Directors, she made several trips overseas to visit the organization's programs and staff. This included a trip to Banda Aceh, Indonesia after the Indian Ocean tsunami. She also made stops in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. She released the following statement on her rise to CEO:
“I am honored to join an organization that is a true manifestation of the compassion of Jesus Christ and the Church's ministry of charity around the world. I look forward to building on the strong accomplishments of Ken and the global staff of CRS.”To read the full story, visit The NonProfit Times website.