Catherine Gaudet of Leominster recognized for her contributions to the community
MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
ANNOUNCES COMMONWEALTH HEROINES OF 2020
Catherine Gaudet of Leominster will be honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2020 class of Commonwealth Heroines. State Representative Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster) recommended Catherine Gaudet for this recognition because of her contributions to the community as a nurse and mental health advocate. The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women will be virtually celebrating the seventeenth-annual Commonwealth Heroines Class of 2020. The Commission will be sharing a slideshow provided through a shared link on the original date of the event of June 24, 2020 on our social media platforms.
Catherine "Cathy" Gaudet is the Nurse Leader for the Leominster Public Schools and a Clinical Nursing Instructor at Mount Wachusett Community College. A graduate of Fitchburg State University and Walden University, Cathy worked for HealthAlliance Leominster Hospital prior to joining Leominster Public Schools. Cathy also gives back to the community in so many ways, including as a member of the Leominster Lions Club and leading the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of North Central Massachusetts.
The Commonwealth Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference. Thousands of women in every community of the state perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. Commonwealth Heroines use their time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others in their community. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators who strive to protect and represent the interests of seniors, victims of violence, children, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations. They are the glue that keeps a community together.
“I am proud to honor Cathy Gaudet and the many ways she contributes to Leominster and North Central Massachusetts,” said State Rep. Natalie Higgins. “Cathy’s commitment to ending the stigma and breaking down barriers to mental health care continues to make Leominster a brighter community.”
A complete list of this year’s honorees is available by contacting the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.