Catherine H. Gottfred PH.D.
Catherine Gottfred, a founding member of CICS, is the Founder and CEO of Leap Learning Systems, a non-profit organization dedicated to language and literacy development. She has teaching and clinical experience, and has held numerous positions in the field's state and national associations. Ms. Gottfred previously served as the President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, President of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Vice President of Governmental and Social Policies. She received her doctoral degree in speech pathology from Northwestern University.