Catherine Whitworth, MPA
Catherine Whitworth is the Community Partner Program Coordinator for the WVU Center for Service and Learning. She helps connect our non-profit partner organizations to campus resources. Catherine brings more than 20 years of experience in human services, training, civic engagement, and public health.
Catherine holds a Master of Public Policy from Rutgers University and is a certified tobacco treatment specialist. Prior to joining the CSL, she worked with the WV Prevention Research Center on strategies to reduce tobacco use in WV. She provided substantial leadership that led to Monongalia County’s passage of a comprehensive clean indoor air law. Earlier, Catherine served as an Environmental Educator with the Peace Corps in Guatemala.
Catherine lives in Morgantown with her husband, Steve DiFazio who is a professor in the WVU Biology Department. They still actively parent their own two college students but as recent empty nesters, they enjoy more community work and hosting international guests.