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Charleen Katra

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Charleen Katra became the Executive Director of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) in December of 2019, after having served on the NCPD’s Board of Directors in 2018 and 2019.

Prior to this national work, Charleen served as an Associate Director in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. For over 20 years her primary responsibility was directing the Ministry with Persons with Disabilities. Charleen is the co-author of a book on adaptive catechesis with diverse learners. She has extensive experience in systematic and sacramental catechesis and has served as a national consultant, author, and speaker on the topic of inclusion for various Catholic publishers.

Charleen is currently a member of the Loyola Press Speaker Corp, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special / Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies.

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