Cathy is a busy eye surgeon and Medical Director of Southern Eye Associates in Memphis and of Southern Eye Clinic in Serabu, a full-time mission clinic that she and husband, Tom, established in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She is a mother of seven adopted children and grandmother of twelve grandkids.
Cathy is active in multiple parish social ministries at Church of the Holy Spirit; a participant in numerous scripture study groups & retreat leagues; and the recipient of several humanitarian awards for her work in Africa, including The National Conference for Community and Justice, The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Baylor College of Medicine. She has served as a board leader for various service organizations including St. Peter Villa.
Cathy is a devout Catholic, beginning each day with 6:15am Mass, ending each day in prayerful meditation and proclaiming God as the great healer during the day. She is very active in The Order of Malta, The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and is a Dominican Associate. She takes very seriously her Baptismal responsibility to bring everyone she meets to God and genuinely wants to help them get to heaven!