Charleston, South Carolina
Although born in Portland, ME, Catherine Townsend grew up in the Charleston, SC area and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Clemson University. Catherine worked as a business manager for the City of Charleston for 17 years.
In 2000, she joined Anne Lee in the founding of Darkness to Light. Catherine has worked in many capacities within the organization, but currently focuses on fundraising and research. She is also involved in legislative advocacy and serves as President of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. In her free time, she enjoys painting.