Alease Morrow began her career at Catholic Charities 12 years ago after a life changing internship experience with the Archdiocesan Health Care Network in Washington, D.C. While studying Gerontology in Ohio, Alease served as an advocate for low income seniors in the District. This was a defining moment in her life, and it became clear to Alease that Catholic Charities was the agency where she was meant to launch her career. Upon graduation, Alease relocated from Ohio to Washington, D.C. to work at Catholic Charities as advocate for low-income seniors. She subsequently worked as a Supervisor for the Health Care Network, and later as the Quality Assurance Analyst for the Agency’s Behavioral Health Program, where she was instrumental in leading Catholic Charities to receiving the first Five – Star rating in the District. Currently, Alease is the Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, where she assists with the Agency-wide Strategic Planning and supports departmental leadership with improving service delivery functions throughout the Agency. Alease is also involved in her local church ministry where she organizes outreach activities to serve in her community. Alease stands on this verse as her foundation for caring for others in the context of social work practice: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…He has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor,…to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the prisoners, and recovery of sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” (Isaiah 61:2).