Cathyryne “Cathy” Manner, Vice President, leads BVGH’s infectious disease programs and strategy, and plays a key role in communications. She brings broad expertise in life sciences and grant making to BVGH, as well as over 15 years of experience in catalyzing and managing partnerships to promote research, advance product development, and improve health. Before joining BVGH, Cathy was a Senior Program Officer at the Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund, where she co-led grant program development, technology evaluation, award management, and communications. Previously, she was a Program Coordinator at SAIC (now Leidos), where she provided programmatic, scientific, and grant management support to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Cathy received her BS, Biochemistry, with highest honors, from the University of California Davis, and her PhD, Biomedical Sciences (cancer and neuro-inflammation research), from the University of California San Diego. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Cathy enjoys reading and doing word and logic puzzles.