Executive Director Named at Southeast Region

Executive Director Named at Southeast Region

February 4, 2013 - This week marks a monumental transition at the Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) as it welcomes a new leader. Cathy Benson took the reigns as CCI’s Southeast Region’s executive director on February 4, succeeding Margaret Ager, who is retiring.

Cathy has than two decades of non-profit management experience and most recently served as president of Shepherd’s Hope, an Orlando based voluntary health organization. She has also held executive positions with the Arthritis Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Cathy has an extensive background in strategic planning, staff and volunteer development, fundraising and developing and sustaining comprehensive community partnerships. Cathy is a graduate of Leadership Orlando and of the Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Leadership Program.

“I am thrilled to join the staff of the Southeast Region of Canine Companions. The region has experienced a tremendous amount of growth over the past few years and I am very excited for the opportunity to play a role in the future of the organization,” said Cathy.

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