After receiving her B.A. in Social Work from Wright State University, Catherine Rauch completed the one year Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Louisville in 1989 with a concentration in Administration, Policy, and Planning.
After graduate school, Catherine was a full-time volunteer at a women's shelter in Syracuse, New York; the coordinator of case management information services for Community Connections of Greater Dayton from 1990-1992, and the director of volunteer services for Hospice of Dayton from 1992-1995. As the director of the Miami Valley Teen Coalition from 1997-2006, Catherine coordinated seminars which provided continuing education to many individuals, helped conduct a needs assessment of child care and housing of teen parents, coordinated the administration of a youth development survey, and advocated on behalf of teens through a variety of activities.
Last year, Catherine became the program coordinator for Family and Children First in Montgomery County. She provides research and technical assistance to community leaders and members of the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council, working on issues such as supporting family stability and helping young people succeed. Catherine also provides local service providers with technical support and coordinates the selection of services to be funded by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund and the Human Services Levy Supported Services Fund. Catherine has made a big impact on service delivery for youth and families in the Miami Valley.