Catherine A. Brown is Vice President, West Coast for Vetted Solutions, an executive search and leadership consulting firm specializing in the association, nonprofit and hospitality industries.
Catherine has more than 35 years' experience in the non-profit sector, having served as Executive Director for philanthropic organizations and professional associations. She is a Certified Association Executive and a Fellow in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Prior to joining Vetted Solutions, Catherine was President of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) headquartered in Newport Beach, CA. Created in the legacy of John Wayne, the foundation is a public charity whose mission is to bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer.
Prior to joining JWCF, Catherine most recently served as the Vice President, Pacific West Region of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). As Region VP, she was accountable for the revenue generation, operations and strategic positioning of the region, which encompasses 7 states and generated more than $40 million for the LLS mission.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree (Nursing) from Hunter College of The City University of New York and her Masters of Science Degree (Nursing) from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also minored in Health Care Management at the Wharton School of Business. She also has held numerous committee chair positions and board positions in organizations such as the American Society of Association Executives and the ASAE Foundation.