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Cathy Swanson CU


Cathy Swanson

Board Member
Joined 2018

Cathy is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMOREM (formerly Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.)

She has 34 years of experience in the healthcare industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to the TCN Board.

Cathy has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Western Carolina University and a Masters of Public Health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She also earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and completed a Hospice Administrator Certificate Program.

Professional Affiliations

  • Hospice for The Carolinas, Board of Directors 1996-1999
  • Hospice for The Carolinas, Standards and Ethics Committee, Chairperson 1993-1998
  • Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Board of Directors, 1995-1998
  • Accreditation Commission for Health Care, hospice surveyor, 1997-2006
  • Appalachian State University Healthcare Management Advisory Board, 2005 – 2015
  • The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, Board of Directors, Vice-Chair/Chair Elect 2012- 2014; Chair 2015 – 2017
  • North Carolina Licensed To Give Trust Fund Commission, Commissioner, 2015-2019
  • Teleios Collaborative Network, Board of Directors, 2017-present

Professional Accomplishments

  • Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, 2001
  • 2002 Peter Keese Leadership Award, The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End-of-Life Care
  • Vocational Excellence Award by Lenoir Rotary Club, 2009

Past Community Activities

  • Altrusa Club
  • Caldwell Friends, Board of Directors
  • Committee For Healthy Families, Board of Directors
  • Caldwell Council for Women, Chair
  • Ryan White Consortium
  • Lenoir Service League
  • St James Episcopal Church, Search Committee Chair, Vestry 2005-2008