Charles Carter, Ph.D, President
Dr. Carter is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Crittenton Women's Union. The CWU mission is to transform the course of low income women's lives so that they can attain economic independence and create better futures for themselves and their children. His responsibilities include oversight of all Programs, Food Services, Research and Innovation, Human Resources and Case Management/Social Work Services.
His professional experience has ranged from direct clinical practice to administrative roles in both large and small non-profit agencies, a national managed care organization, and positions within the state involving higher education and the Department of Children and Families. Most of his professional practice has been in large, low income urban settings in Massachusetts.
Dr. Carter has held positions as a Senior Consultant to special education programs and residential treatment services with Wediko Children's Services; Director of Network Services with oversight of a continuum of programs ranging from Early Intervention to Residential treatment at The Home for Little Wanderers; Regional Director for the Northeast, Boston, and Metro-Boston areas of the state while employed with the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership; and lead a training and research collaborative as Director of the Massachusetts Child Welfare Institute.
Charles Carter received his Ph.D. from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and his Master's of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His areas of interest include youth and family resilience, cultural competence and diversity, along with organizational development and supervision. Dr. Carter's dissertation identified cultural factors significant to the process of resilience for youths of color and it examined practitioner readiness for effective cross cultural work." He has presented on topics of diversity, culture, race and ethnicity and along with a colleague has developed a template for effective cross-cultural practice they call a "Model of Cultural Responsiveness."