Cathy resides in Boise. Idaho and joined the LFA-PNW Board in the winter of 2011. She was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Early Education. She has lived in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Texas before settling in the Northwest. She was diagnosed with lupus approximately 10 years ago and started the Support Group in Boise, Idaho. She has worked for Altria Group Distribution Companies since 1979 and has one grown daughter.