Bruce Hackman assumed the role of San Pedro Regional Director for Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., effective January 28, replacing Anna Totta, who retired from Catholic Charities after holding the position of San Pedro Regional Director for slighly less than 9 years.
With 30 years of social work experience in administration, supervision and care management, and also a resident of San Pedro who attends St. John Fisher Chruch in Rancho Palos Verdes, Hackman is well qualified for the assignment.
Hackman grew up in New York and, after receiving his udergraduate degree in Sociology, his academic credentials include a Master's in Divinity from the Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He ran group homes and homeless shelters.
He went on to receive a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and later earned a Master's in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).
Hackman has experience: in providing individual, group and family counseling for special needs children and persons who are homeless; in developing and implementing psycho-social assessments and treatment plans for those populations; and in working with the community, local referral agencies and school systems.
As the new San Pedro Regional Director, Hackman is reponsible for managing all aspects of the Region including program development, financial management, fundraising, strategic planning, quality improvement, program operations and assessment.
The San Pedro Region of Catholic Charities serves the South Bay and Long Beach communities by collaborating with citizens, local businesses and various nonprofit organizations.
Programs focus on helping those in perilous financial situations, families experiencing homelessness, children and the elderly.
The Region boasts two residences for the homeless, counseling services, a program for the homebound elderly, adult education, tutoring and other programs for youth, and a multitude of services that strengthen families and help those in need.