Cathy is a native Floridian, born and raised in South Florida. She went to school in Pam Beach County until high school graduation. Cathy came to Orlando in 1966 to go to nursing school and attended Orange Memorial Nursing School in Orlando. After nursing school, she was hired by Orlando Regional and stayed there for thirty-five years.
Cathy has her undergraduate degree in nursing from Florida Southern and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical College of Virginia.
Cathy was the President of the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2013 at which time she retired. In the Fall of 2013 she began working at Lake Receptions as the Vice President of Marketing and the Operations Manager and continues to work there presently. From 2013 to 2015 she was the elected Mayor of the City of Mount Dora.
Cathy and her husband Jack have lived in Mount Dora for 34 years. Their three adult children live in the Mount Dora area also. Cathy is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Mount Dora functioning as the club's Secretary. She is also Chairperson of the Lake Cares Food Pantry Board, a member of the Friends of the Library Board and active with the Women for Hospice.
In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, crocheting and traveling.