Catherine Peters

Board and Executive Liaison

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We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back
Malala Yousafzai

Catherine is driven by a passion to help others and strives to positively and meaningfully contribute to Oregon’s communities and people.

Through working with children, Catherine developed an early affinity for listening, encouraging and supporting the voices of those who are often unheard.

Catherine spent 12 years in the field of behavioral sciences, engaged in research and development, direct therapy and training implementation focused on children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Working within the schools, homes and lives of diverse families, Catherine gained a first hand look at how racial and economic disparity had measurable consequences for those that held the least power to do anything about it. 

Catherine went on to help launch the Institute for Behavioral Training, an eLearning platform which expanded access to educational resources to treat children with autism.  

Prior to joining Meyer, Catherine worked at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) as the Instructional Scheduling Coordinator for the Division of Biological Sciences. After moving to Oregon, Catherine joined Stand for Children, a national organization that is a catalyst for education equity and racial justice. At Stand, she was the Oregon and National Operations Manager as well as providing operational support to the Center for High School Success.

Catherine has volunteered at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI), Autism Care Today (ACT) and participated as a member of the hiring committee for The Living Room for LGBTQIA youth.

Catherine joined Meyer in November, 2022