Teresa Morris KETTELKAMP
(United States)
Former Colonel with Illinois State Police. Expert in policies and guidelines for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults. Former Executive Director of the USCCB Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.

Teresa M. Kettelkamp, retired from Illinois State Police after 29 years with the rank of Colonel. At the time of her retirement, Ms. Kettelkamp headed the ISP's Division of Forensic Services: crime labs and crime scene services.

 

Prior to that position, she headed the ISP’s Division of Internal Investigation which was responsible for the investigation of allegations of misconduct within the ISP, as well as in the agencies, boards and commissions under the executive branch of Illinois state government.

 

Teresa Kettelkamp retired from the ISP for the purpose of working for the Gavin Group, Inc. in conducting the first annual compliance audits of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

 

In 2005, she was appointed the Executive Director of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  She resigned from the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection in 2011 to do consulting work.

 

In January of 2016, Teresa Kettelkamp moved to Rome to work for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors created by Pope Francis and headed by Cardinal O’Malley of Boston, USA. Her focus at the PCPM was to work on universal Guidelines for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults, as well the Healing and Care for victims and survivors.  She left this position in November of 2017 to spend more time with her family.

 

In 2018, Pope Francis appointed her as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.