Catherine speaks frequently on various biomedical topics helping to educate her local community and is a fierce advocate for our children. Catherine has served as both board member and president of Katy Autism Support Group. In January of 2013, she received an award for outstanding service in Health and Wellness by KAS. She volunteers as a Rescue Angel for Generation Rescue. Catherine Masha received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked in many nursing specialties including Intensive Care, Emergency, Oncology, and Home Health since 1986. After a fifteen-year career in nursing, she made the decision to take a step back and become a stay-at-home mother. Her professional and personal life merged in a way that she could never have predicted.
In 2006, her youngest child was diagnosed with Autism, requiring countless hours of research to find effective and sustainable treatment options to give him the best life possible. In the process of healing her own child, many families came to her for guidance and support. Catherine’s Cause was formed to help these families.
Catherine has completed the DAN! (Defeat Autism Now) clinician training and has extensive knowledge in the DAN! protocol. She frequently attends conferences, seminars, and webinars to remain on the cutting edge of autism treatment for her patients.
As a parent of children diagnosed with learning disabilities, Catherine is aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families. In her office, parents discuss all aspects of their child’s condition, confident in the knowledge that they are not only talking to a professional but to a parent who has lived their experience. Her deep understanding of the challenges they face, puts her advice in a class of its own.