Vice Chair of the Steering Committee.
Cathy Skinner has been a pioneer in the cancer community since 2008. Author of The Art of Well’s Exercise for Cancer Recovery™, she was the first certified American College of Sports Medicine cancer exercise specialist in Minnesota. She holds an M.A. in Organizational Development from the University of St. Thomas and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California-Davis. A member of the Alliance’s leadership team, Cathy also serves on the Program Committee of the Women’s Health Leadership Trust. Building on the work of the Art of Well, she launched a new venture called Thrivors™ in 2014. An enthusiastic presenter, Cathy leads workshops, speaks at conferences, and meets with cancer support groups. She also conducts research projects and collaborates with healthcare providers and payers. When asked why she is motivated to work with cancer survivors, Cathy says: “The cancer diagnosis and treatment process can be very disempowering. Exercise empowers cancer patients and survivors to take control of their own recovery and get connected to their ‘new’ bodies.”