Patrick T. McCarthy

College of Education and Human Services Convocation Speaker

Patrick T. McCarthy is president and chief executive officer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization dedicated to building better futures for disadvantaged children throughout the United States.

McCarthy received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manhattan College, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

McCarthy began his career as a psychiatric social worker at New Jersey’s Camden County Mental Health Center before moving on to teach at the graduate schools of the University of Southern California and Bryn Mawr College. He served as the director of the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, director of the Division of Program Support, and administrator of Case Management for the State of Delaware, and was director of the Delaware Family Preservation Project.

Prior to becoming president and CEO, McCarthy was the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s senior vice president and oversaw the Foundation’s work in the areas of health, reproductive health, mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, education, early childhood, youth development, child welfare, and income security, as well as the Foundation’s Strategic Consulting Group and the direct services agency, Casey Family Services.