Catherine’s passion for helping to educate and empower people to become active, vocal advocates in their healthcare grew from seeing friends and family’s frustration with the healthcare system. Her work has been focused in the healthcare sector, where she held management roles in marketing, public relations and public affairs for a downtown Los Angeles hospital and an Orange County university medical center, as well as leadership positions in marketing and brand management for national and regional health insurance companies. Catherine was a Communications intern for a non-profit HIV service organization and currently volunteers for Poppy Life Care as its Marketing Director and represents the Marketing area within the Leadership Advisory Committee. She is certified as a Digital Marketing professional by both the Digital Marketing Institute and the American Marketing Association. She has certifications in Autism and Student Mental Health from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, an organization recognized worldwide as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders. She brings her depth of experience in healthcare marketing to develop and promote new Poppy Life Care programs and services.