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Meet Catherine Hughes. (Hey, that’s me!)

Hailing from a small town southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dubbed “the most boring town in Pennsylvania,” Catherine Hughes is the daughter of two English professors. She is a passionate advocate, innovative storyteller, and community strategist.


For over seventeen years, she has provided comprehensive support and passionate advocacy to individuals and self-advocates, their families, and surrounding natural supports throughout their communities. She considers herself a servant leader, one who cultivates, develops and maintains relationships with grace and grit in order to create, enhance, and promote services and programs that transform lives.


On a personal level, her calling (not a career) allows her to give back some of what has so graciously been given to her family. She proudly serves as the Director of Family Support and Community Engagement at Achieving True Self, servicing families across the Northeastern U.S.


Catherine is a best-selling author and/or editor of multiple books. If you were wondering about her caffeine of choice, she’s a Dunkin’ girl.

(Brownie points to me for putting a donut on the iced coffee cup? Hey, it was National Donut Day!)

Living with her in that “boring” (ok, it’s not actually boring) town and very much not boring household are Mama Betty, Christian, and their pets Callie, Cookie, Candie, Hannah, Maddie and Raven the Cats — yes six cats — and the one and only Abby Dog.


Follow the links to the right to connect with me in a number of ways. You can follow me across social media, read my blog, purchase my books, join my mailing list, or reach out to discuss how else we can partner together.

What can I do for you?