Cathy Larsen began her career in emergency medical services with National and International Search & Rescue experience. She received a BA from California State University, Chico and a Masters from Chapman College, graduating with Distinction in both instances. A passion for serving others and making a difference in the world led her to a career with Federally Qualified Health Centers, where she served as Executive Director and Emergency Manager for over 15 years. She is a Visionary healthcare leader with solid experience managing all levels of corporate operations including executive management; disaster preparedness planning, response and recovery; compliance; information technology; and, quality improvement. She has a demonstrated history of strong technical systems analysis abilities integrated with operational execution expertise.