Cathy Lins is a national trainer and speaker. She is also a Lay Dominican with the Dominican Order’s Central Province of the U.S. In 2017-2018, she provided training for bishops, priests, diocesan staff and parish staff for the Catholic Leadership Institute, using her English and Spanish language skills to engage participants for the Good Leaders, Good Shepherds Program, the Next Generation Parish effort, and Pastoral Planning efforts. Since 1995, she has worked with health and human service agencies and government agencies throughout the United States and several other countries to address community needs and quality care for mental health, substance abuse issues, family violence issues, HIV/AIDS, and national service efforts. She has spoken on trauma and care for NAMI, a State Mental Health Conference, and other state and regional conferences. She is currently working with a reporter for the National Catholic Register, a national Catholic newspaper, on a series of articles regarding trauma and the role of the Catholic Church.