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CEO Announcement

Dr. Troy Davies, Incoming CEO
Catholic Social Services

December 29, 2017

EDMONTON — Catholic Social Services board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Troy Davies, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the agency, effective April 3, 2018. The extensive executive search was led by Optimum Talent—Conroy Ross Partners.

Dr. Davies has dedicated his professional life to Christian education throughout Edmonton and Central Alberta, culminating in his appointment as Superintendent of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools (STAR Catholic). His academic credentials include a Master of Education from the University of Calgary, as well as a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Alberta.

Dr. Davies possesses years of experience in administration, board governance, and strategic planning. He has expertise in leading teams and delivering on organizational goals in faith-based organizations.  

“I am incredibly excited to be joining the team at Catholic Social Services. There is such important work being done by CSS, and I feel blessed and honored to have been selected to serve as its next CEO. I look forward to working with the board, staff, and stakeholders as we move forward with the organization’s inspiring mission of service,” says Davies.

An Albertan since 1999, Dr. Davies is past president of the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta and is provincially registered as a Certified Professional of Human Resources (CPHR). He serves as an adult acolyte at his home parish, and has past involvement with L’Arche, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and at present, the Hope Mission.

“The board is delighted to have Dr. Davies joining our team at Catholic Social Services,” said Catholic Social Services board director Carole Anctil-Michalyshyn. “Troy’s proven leadership in faith-based organizations, his lifelong commitment to service of others, and his enthusiasm to lead CSS in service to our clients are just some of the qualities that made him our choice as the incoming CEO of Catholic Social Services.  We are excited for what the future holds for CSS under his leadership.”

Catholic Social Services board of directors warmly welcomes Dr. Davies to Catholic Social Services.

About Catholic Social Services:

As an agency guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion, and respect, Catholic Social Services is a charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Edmonton. With over 1800 employees and hundreds of volunteers, Catholic Social Services serves Edmonton and communities from across central Alberta, with offices in Red Deer, Wainwright, Wetaskiwin, and Lloydminster. It is one of Canada’s largest multi-function social services agencies, operating 65 ministries in areas such as Community Outreach and Disability; Immigration and Settlement; and, Children, Family and Community Service.


For more information, contact:

Jason Gariepy
Manager of Communications
Catholic Social Services