Cathy McDermott

Joined Mission Hospice: February 2016

Mission Hospice in three words: Compassion, Joy, and Connectedness

Why this work? It’s important for me to work in a mission-driven nonprofit that serves an important purpose

Grew up: I lived all over Asia in my early years (my father was in the Air Force), then lived in Orange County, southern California

Desert island album: David Bowie’s “Changes One”

Reading right now: “Dispatches from Pluto,” by Richard Grant

Favorite food: Thai, Cambodian, Mexican, Italian, and Japanese!

Favorite movie: “The Lion in Winter”

Hobbies: Gardening, making jewelry, and sometimes cooking

Little known fact: I sang with an all-woman punk band – The Yeast Infections

On my bucket list: Travel to Iceland and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see some major geologic processes at work