OUR Staff

At Good Counsel Malta House, we take pride in not only providing exceptional care to pregnant mothers and their children, but also in maintaining the integrity our women deserve while ensuring real hope for their future. Please take a moment to learn more about our staff.



Carey Dougherty joined Malta House as Director of Development and Strategy in March 2017, and was appointed Executive Director on January 1, 2019. Carey is a nonprofit professional whose experience includes serving as Director of Development for a behavioral healthcare agency in Bridgeport, CT, as well as founding and serving as Executive Director of a nonprofit helping women and children in need in Fairfield County.   She has served on several nonprofit boards and works with other volunteer organizations that focus on helping women and children. She holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, a certificate in Advanced Japanese from Keio University in Tokyo, and a Residential Interior Design Certificate from Fairfield University.



Maureen joined Good Counsel Malta House as Case Manager in December, 2017.  Maureen brings a heart for children and a broad base of local experience having worked with several non-profit organizations including Stamford Hospital and Norwalk Community College.  Early in her career she enjoyed working with the International Olympic Organizing Committee in Lake Placid and the US Government in Munich, Germany. 

She is a member of St. John Church in Darien, CT and was recently invested as a Dame of the Order of Malta participating in Eucharistic Ministry at Norwalk Hospital and outreach to St. Catherine’s School for Special Needs in Fairfield, CT.  Maureen holds a BA in Sociology from Boston University and an MA in Human and Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University.

Joan Howard

Volunteer and parish outreach Coordinator 

Joan holds a B.A. from Loyola University, worked as Marketing Manager for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP for several years and has a history of volunteering for St. Philip church in Norwalk as well as Literacy Volunteers.

We welcome your help in providing Hope for Life as our Malta House family continues to grow.