Cathy DeCock

About Cathy DeCock

Chief Operating Officer

Cathy arrived at Via Heart Project in 2011 after years of nonprofit management experience with the Sierra Club. There she enhanced her project management skills with the Outing department and the Office of Environmental Programs, focusing on public education, internal business systems improvements, risk management, finance, and regulatory compliance. Cathy also managed the Club’s lodges and huts and was responsible for managing grant compliance and creating activist training sessions.

She left the Sierra Club to be a full-time mom. During those years, Cathy grew highly involved in her children’s schools and was elected to the School Site Council and the PTA Executive Board. Cathy brings her nonprofit management skills as well as her PTA and school knowledge to us in her role managing all Via’s operations. Cathy lives in San Francisco with her husband (a former Sierra Club co-worker) and her two children, Clare and Keenan.

Interesting Facts About Cathy:

  • She has been a vegetarian since she was 16, and both her kids have been vegetarians since birth.
  • She fantasizes about moving to the Caribbean and opening a bakery or a boat rental business.
  • She doesn’t like creamy food and especially dislikes white, creamy food.