The new executive director at Good
Samaritan Ministries in Helena brings a
considerable background in social work.
The Good Samaritan board has announced
that Teresa Schlauch will succeed
Theresa Ortega at Good Samaritan, a social-
services outreach of the Helena area’s
four Roman Catholic parishes. Good
Samaritan assists people in need and supports
that work partly through operation of
the Good Samaritan Thrift Store.
Schlauch has been in social work for 30
years, largely in Helena.
Her background includes protective
services for the state Child and Family
Services Division; social work at St.
Peter’s Hospital in Helena; and work with
adults who have developmental disabilities.
In 2000, Schlauch and a partner started
Capital City Case Management, a business
designed to help elderly people remain in
their homes as long as possible.
Schlauch holds a bachelor’s degree
from Carroll College and a master’s from
the University of Montana in Missoula.
Her first day as executive director at Good
Samaritan was Nov. 15.
Ortega is moving to California. In the
summer, husband Richard Ortega, Ed.D.,
left a vice presidency at Carroll College to
work at Holy Names University in Oakland,
Calif. Theresa Ortega has remained
in Helena this fall. The Good Samaritan
board said she would assist Schlauch
Published in The Montana Catholic Online, Volume 27, No. 11, November 18, 2011.