Cathie lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a graduate of Creighton University with a Masters of Arts degree. She is also attended University of Notre Dame where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA. Previous work experience include working for the Catholic Church/Organizations for 29 years. Cathie will be a Seasonal Staff Auditor with StoneBridge Business Partners working remotely.
What attracted you to EFPR?
“The opportunity to use my experience and knowledge, especially recent 15 years as a Safe Environment Coordinator, to continue improving organizations in their mission to protect children from abuse.”
What made you want to go into your line of work?
“I began my work as a Safe Environment Coordinator at the request of my bishop. As I was leaving that position, a staff member of SBP suggested that I consider working with them.”
What are your specialty areas, what problems do you help clients solve?
“Understanding the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and its implementation.”
Who is your hero and why?
“My parents. My mom raised 10 children with patience, love and a good sense of humor. My dad taught us the importance of education, faith, and supporting his family.”
Where is the most unusual or exotic place you’ve traveled to?
“Honeymoon in Bermuda. That was lovely.”
What was the title and author of the last book you read?
“The Yellow House, by Patricia Falvey.”
Are you married?
“I am married to Jim Cicchiello. We just celebrated our 24th anniversary.”
Do you have kids?
“I have three daughters. Margaret graduated from Saint Mary’s College in May 2022 and is offering a year of service in California with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She will attend medical school after this year. Mary is a junior at the University of Notre Dame and studying this semester in London, England. Genevieve is a senior at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne.”