“A close friend’s mother had passed away from a lengthy bout with cancer, and had been greatly supported by hospice services. As I was thinking about something meaningful to do in her honor, my great friend and colleague Susan Merfeld called to see if I might consider working with the board of Hospice Foundation. The incredible timing made it easy to say ‘yes,’ and the experience is one that is greatly enriching my life in every way.” — Cathy Faber
Cathy Faber joined the Hospice Foundation board of directors in July, 2011.
Born in Fresno, California, Cathy graduated with a bachelor’s in English from Duke University. She later moved to the Monterey Peninsula and has enjoyed a diverse career in the hospitality industry, specializing in high-end resort properties. She is currently Director of Sales and Marketing with InterContinental The Clement Monterey.
Cathy has had a heart for volunteering since she was a teen and has given service to many organizations, including YWCA youth programs, Guide Dogs for the Blind, the SPCA of Monterey County, Junior League of Honolulu and Monterey. She also volunteered for Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
She speaks French and Spanish, and enjoys the communication opportunities that arise from these languages. As a devoted alumna of Duke University she continues to interview prospective students from the Monterey Peninsula area.
Cathy has experienced the influence and impact of hospice care within her own family and with countless friends and their family members. She lives in Pacific Grove with her husband Bill and has two grown daughters.