Liz McDowell- Tar River Regional Director of Catholic Charities
252-355-5111 Ext: 202
Liz McDowell has a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a Master of Social Work degree. Liz first started with Catholic Charities as an intern through her Social Work program then joined Catholic Charities full time as a Family Case Manager. She was promoted to Program Manager and led the Greenville Office as it expanded services. In 2022, Liz was promoted to Regional Director and continues to work tirelessly tirelessly to drive the growth of Catholic Charities in the Tar River Region.
Maria Bick (Bilingual)- Office Manager
252-355-5111 Ext: 201
Maria has served on the Tar River Regional team for a total of 26 years. During her time as an Office Manager, Maria has held multiple roles including, immigration assistant and women’s group leader, a title she held for 14 years. Maria enjoys her work at Catholic Charities because she loves helping people find solutions to everyday challenges in life, as well as working through the usual challenges that come with being a bookkeeper. In the Tar River Region, Maria serves as an interpreter and a vital point of contact for the Spanish Speaking families that reach out to the office daily. Outside of work, Maria loves photography, gardening, and all things art and adventure. Maria’s favorite adventure is having fun with her granddaughter, Rosemary.
Kim Gaskins- Family Case Manager
Kim joined the Tar River regional team as Family Case Manager in August 2021. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University in 2020 after completing her Bachelor of Social Work program in 2016. Prior to joining the Catholic Charities team, Kim worked with individuals and families within the community in obtaining employment and reaching their goals of self-sufficiency through the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) program with Greene Lamp Community Action. Kim is a native “Greenville-ian” and spends her days off with family, friends, and her Shih poo, Bear.
Rose Kuehr-McLaren- Administrative Assistant
Rose joined the Tar River Regional office in April 2022 as the administrative assistant in support of the Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) program. She has a certificate in Nonprofit Management and a background in activism, organizing, and grant writing. Rose graduated with her bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies in 2020 and was with Amnesty International for two years prior to joining Catholic Charities. Rose is originally from the Raleigh area but now lives in Greenville with her 2-year-old rescue Pitbull, Teddy.
David Rohrer- Immigration Services DOJ Accredited Representative
David joined the Immigration Legal Services program in April 2021, having volunteered with Catholic Charities for five years. Previously he spent 30 years in finance and IT management working for Black & Decker and GlaxoSmithKline. David is thrilled to be part of an organization that provides help and creates hope while respecting the dignity of those with few resources. In addition, he enjoys using Spanish and working cross-culturally, working in an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration, and learning the intricacies of immigration law. Most important of all, Catholic Charities provides David the opportunity to give back to society, to work for social justice, and to be inspired by the deep faith of others.