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Brian CorbinAugust 4, 2016


Brian Corbin
The Year of Mercy and the Call to Work for Justice and Charity



Brian R. Corbin is the Senior Vice President of Social Policy for Catholic Charities USA. He oversees CCUSA’s social policy team and manage the organization’s advocacy and government affairs efforts.

In 2003 Brian led the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Advisory Council as its chairman. He was elected to the National Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities USA in 2004 and served as its Secretary until 2011.  In addition, Brian chaired the Catholic Charities USA Task Force on the Code of Ethics, its Committee on Catholic Identity and the Editorial Board of Catholic Charities USA 100th Anniversary 2010.  He is currently the Chair of the Catholic Charities USA Advisory Group on Theology and Ethics.

Brian worked for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown from 1987-2014, serving for thirteen years as the Executive Director for Catholic Charities Services and Health Affairs and the Corporate Secretary/Treasurer for the Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation where he was responsible for providing leadership to and coordination for the health and social ministries of the Church and creating opportunities for Church and community leaders to understand and be formed in Catholic social doctrine.  Brian studied philosophy and politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, political economy at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and most recently Organizational and Educational leadership at Youngstown State University.

Brian has taught MBA level ethics and leadership classes in the DeVille School of Business and various graduate and undergraduate courses in Christian Moral Living/Catholic Social Doctrine in the Department of Theology at Walsh University in North Canton, OH for the past ten years.  In 2013, Brian became a member of the Papal Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.  Both Brian and his wife Dr. Donna M. DeBlasio are active members of St. Columba Cathedral Parish in Youngstown.