Cathy provides administrative support to the Acting Chief Financial Officer and the Operations Team staff. She is the liaison to WRI’s Board Finance/Investment Committee and the Audit and Risk Management Committee and serves as the primary contact for WRI’s Investment Advisor. 

Cathy joined WRI in November of 2007 after spending over 23 years with a non-profit educational organization. Working at the United States Basic Skills Investment Corporation (U.S. Basic Skills), Cathy was the Operations Manager, at one time leading customer service for over 500 Learning Centers across the country. As the Administrative Assistant to the President/CEO, she coordinated the reporting activities of the CEO’s team, also providing assistance to the Vice President of Finance. She served as the liaison between the U.S. Basic Skills staff and the Board of Directors; handling all logistical arrangements for meetings and serving as Corporate Secretary to the Board. As the work at U.S. Basic Skills was ending, Cathy prepared all narrative and financial reports to funding agencies and the government, and compiled reports from several co-grantees.

Prior to working at U.S. Basic Skills, Cathy worked for labor economists analyzing the collection of employment and unemployment statistics and researching economic hardship issues.

Cathy lives in southern Maryland with her husband. Their hardwood tree farm is part of the Maryland Forest Stewardship Program.