Cathy DeCock

About Cathy DeCock

Chief Operating Officer

Cathy joined Via Heart Project in 2011. As our Chief Operating Officer, she brings more than 20 years of non-profit management expertise to Via. Cathy spent 10 years at the Sierra Club, with both the Outing department and the Office of Environmental Programs, focusing on public education, internal business systems improvements, risk management, finance, grant and regulatory compliance and creating activist training sessions for staff. 

When Cathy left the Sierra Club to be a full-time mom she became 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 went to Italy for the first time in 2022, and can’t wait to go back for a longer trip!
  • She doesn’t like creamy food.