Catherine Creme Henry
Katie joined LBBC in 2010 as program assistant, before moving into her role as outreach coordinator. As LBBC’s outreach coordinator, Katie works on a variety of Philadelphia-area and national outreach initiatives. She administers the Cis B. Golder Quality of Life grant that serves women in the Philadelphia region and she works regularly with Philadelphia nonprofits to tailor their programs to better serve women affected by breast cancer. Katie supports LBBC’s national outreach activities by attending conferences around the country to present LBBC programs and information to healthcare provider and patient audiences. She also supports education program growth through grant writing and managing program evaluation data.
Katie received her bachelor’s degree in American studies from Dickinson College where she focused on women’s health issues and pursued academic internships with the National Breast Cancer Coalition and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. She received her master’s degree in American studies from the University of East Anglia, in Norwich England, supported a Rotary Foundation ambassadorial scholarship.
A transplanted country mouse, Katie now lives in Center City Philadelphia with her husband and cat. She enjoys running, cooking, knitting, and coaching people on the correct pronunciation of her last name (“cream henry” not “crehm henry”).
What inspires my work at LBBC:I am inspired by LBBC’s commitment to honoring and respecting the stories and experiences of the people we serve. Our programs validate the commonalities of the breast cancer experience while also creating and supporting the unique differences each person experiences.
My favorite quote to live by:“Fear and pain and despair do not disappear. They only slowly become less and less important.”- Audre Lorde