Cathie Whalen

Chief Financial Officer


Cathie joined PCA in 2012 with 28 years of nonprofit, for profit, and public accounting experience. As Chief Financial Officer, Cathie oversees the areas of finance, accounting, partner support administration, human resources and information technology. She is thrilled to be involved in the modeling and planning for the strategic growth of the PCA mission across the US. Cathie is located at our National Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

Prior to joining PCA, Cathie spent several years as a CFO at Benchmark Capital and then Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. She began her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where she spent over 10 years “growing up” and honing her accounting, strategic planning and client relationship skills.

Cathie graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) with a degree in Business Administration with an Accounting and Finance emphasis (CPA license #59944). She also pursued graduate studies in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. Cathie has served on school boards, sports booster boards, played the role of “team mom” for Archbishop Mitty’s high school football team and coached soccer when her kids were young enough to tolerate it. She has spent countless hours on the court, in the bleachers and on the sidelines and wouldn’t trade a minute of it.

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