The Daily Freeman: Mid-Hudson People ‘On the Move’ – Cindy Kouhout

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Cindy L. Kouhout is the new executive director at St. Catherine’s Center for Children, which serves the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley, including Our Kinship Care and Therapeutic Foster Care in Kingston.

Kouhout, originally from New York, most recently served as executive director of Pregnancy Support Services in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina.

Kouhout brings to the agency nine years in an executive role with health and human service organizations. Throughout her career, she has led, along with Pregnancy Support Services in North Carolina, Auldern Academy, a therapeutic residential services program also in North Carolina, and The Children’s Home of Kingston. which offers a residential foster care program, and a middle and high school, as well as an Office of Refugee Resettlement program in the Hudson Valley – home of several current programs for St. Catherine’s Center for Children.

Kouhout spent five years coordinating volunteer missions to the Dominican Republic. During that time, her teams built homes and a health clinic while working tirelessly to provide support to the local community.

Kouhout holds a master of public administration degree from Marist College where the focus of her studies was organizational change and effective executive leadership. She now succeeds Frank Pindiak as St. Catherine’s new executive director.

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