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Catholic Charities Announces Three Director Promotions

By April 17, 2024Uncategorized

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced the promotions of Jim Lowe to senior director of education and workforce training assistance, Emily Mehltretter, LMHC, to senior director of family enrichment, and Miri Salamone-Burnett, LCSW-r, CASAC-m, to practice director of behavioral health services.

“Jim, Emily and Miri have demonstrated continued success in their leadership roles, which led the way for their well-deserved promotions,” said Deacon Steve Schumer, president and CEO, Catholic Charities. “Education and workforce training, family enrichment and behavioral health continue to be essential services for our agency, and in their new roles, Jim, Emily and Miri will help to lead and guide our program staff in providing the right mix of services most needed in our community.”

Mehltretter oversees Catholic Charities’ child welfare-based programming, which includes women’s healing and empowerment services, parenting programs, preventative services, supervised visitation, and multisystemic therapy. She joined Catholic Charities as a multisystemic therapist in 2012 and has had roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of mental wellness, social work and preventative services most recently as department director. Mehltretter resides in Kenmore.

With Catholic Charities since 2001, Lowe oversees education and workforce training assistance which includes programs to guide and support individuals out of school looking to improve their employability, high school equivalency and vocational training. He previously served as program administrator and director for the Pathways to high school equivalency, ECC Pathways, and Erie County Jump Start programs. Lowe resides in Buffalo.

Salamone-Burnett oversees the operations of Catholic Charities’ five behavioral health clinics in Erie and Niagara counties in her new role. She has more than 10 years of social work and counseling experience. She joined Catholic Charities in 2019 as a senior mental health therapist with the agency’s behavioral health services, and most recently served as program supervisor. Salamone-Burnett lives in Lockport.