Speaker

Cathy McHorse

Vice President, Success By

United Way for Greater Austin

Biography

Cathy McHorse is the Vice President, Success By 6 at the United Way for Greater Austin. Cathy is an experienced early childhood director and educator who oversees the United Way ATX portfolio of early childhood work and leads the Austin/Travis County Success By 6 Coalition. Cathy taught public school early childhood special education and pre-kindergarten classrooms in the Austin Independent School District, as well as serving as a teacher, director, and board member in childcare centers in Austin. Since joining the United Way ATX team, Cathy has focused her efforts on innovative, systems-level change.
Cathy manages also Early Matters Greater Austin, an alliance of business leaders as advocates for early childhood education at the local and state level. She is the Chair of the City of Austin Early Childhood Council, as the Early Childhood Sector representative on the Austin Economic Development Corporation Board, and serves on the Texas State Prenatal to Age 3 Steering Committee. Cathy was recognized as the Outstanding Child Advocate for Central Texas by Children At Risk. Cathy is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Texas at Austin.