Cathy has over 40 years’ experience in communications and PR, and has held executive level and management positions both in the U.S. and internationally with four pharmaceutical companies: AstraZeneca, Astra/Astra Merck, Merck, and CIBA-Geigy (now Novartis). Since 2007, Cathy has headed up her own pharmaceutical PR agency, Kernen Communications LLC.
Cathy is a 20-year Collegeville Borough resident. She previously served two terms as a Councilwoman in 2004-2005 and 1998-2000, and is a past member of the Central Perkiomen Valley Regional Planning Commission. She is President of the non-profit Collegeville Economic Development Corporation which works to promote local businesses and sponsors numerous Collegeville family-friendly events, including the Community Memorial Day Parade, Collegeville’s Colossal Yard Sale, the Holiday House Tour, Rubber Ducky Regatta, The Farmer & the Chef Food Tastings Dinner and summer Movies in the Park. Cathy also started and oversees Collegeville’s Farmers’ Market, which is now in its fourth year and features over 25 local farmers and vendors selling every Saturday morning from May through November in the DaVinci Pub parking lot.