Cathy, a District 214 alumni, attended Harper College in Palatine; so the community in which Hopeful Beginnings belongs is close to her heart. She came to the agency from the corporate world, of which she has a strong financial and administrative background. Cathy has a gift for numbers and organization; she is responsible for the agency’s financials and logistics and makes sure the office runs smoothly day-in and day-out. She has a caring heart and voice; many clients start their counseling when Cathy answers the phone. Cathy and her husband have 3 grown sons and two furry daughters.