Catholic Charities CEO resigns after nine years

Vogel photo courtesy Catholic Charities
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - After nearly nine years of serving the community, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada Chief Executive Officer Peter Vogel has stepped down.

According to a release, during his tenure he expanded services and programs, helped create partnerships with other agencies, and reached out to provide assistance to people throughout northern Nevada. "Given his accomplishments, Mr. Vogel felt it was the right time for him to step aside to allow new leadership for the agency."

Vogel’s last day was Friday, June 8, 2018, at which time, Ross Barker, a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities, took over as the interim CEO. Barker will continue to serve in that role as the organization works through the transition.

According to the release, "Catholic Charities remains committed to continuing its work of moving people from poverty to sustainability. Our hard-working employees are dedicated to this mission, and will see to it that no individuals or families are left to fend for themselves in their time of need. Our clients are at the center of everything we do and this will not change. We appreciate the support from the community and the generosity that so many people show for those we serve. There are many social needs in our community and Catholic Charities continues to be a partner in extending a helping hand."