Catherine Van Ness

Deputy Director, State Operations & Policy

Catherine Van Ness joined Council for a Strong America in 2015, and serves as Deputy Director for State Operations and Policy. In this role, she leads the state policy work of our organizations in New Jersey and New York while supporting the efforts of our nine state offices across the country. Catherine has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, previously in direct programming, providing educational and leadership opportunities to minority middle school students and facilitating dance exchange programming. Catherine is a graduate of Fordham University and is currently working towards her Masters in Education Policy at George Washington University.