– January 28 2021
Catherine Lacavera joins SOS USA Advisory Board
SOS Children's Villages USA welcomes our newest advisory board member, Catherine Lacavera, to the SOS family.
SOS Children's Villages USA announced today the addition of Catherine Lacavera as a new member of the Global Advisory Board. SOS USA is the U.S. headquarters of SOS Children's Villages International: the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting orphaned and abandoned children. The expanded Board of Directors and the new Global Advisory Board will be a catalytic force for this important work, which transforms the lives of millions of children and families each year, both in the U.S. and globally.
"1 in 8 U.S. children are abused or neglected. Worldwide, there are 220 million children at risk of growing up alone. They need our help," said Neil Ghosh, CEO of SOS USA. "We are excited and privileged to have the opportunity to work with Catherine Lacavera. She brings tremendous understanding of the power of holistic interventions to change the lives of vulnerable children and youth. We look forward to her contributions."
Catherine Lacavera said, "SOS Children's Villages has a demonstrated and successful model for improving the lives of the most vulnerable children around the world. Our future rests with our children and the level of their need have never been greater. I'm excited and honored to have the opportunity to help."
Catherine Lacavera, Google Vice President of Legal
Catherine currently serves as the Vice President of Legal at Google where she oversees global litigation, employment and regulatory investigations. She manages a team of more than 300 legal and technical professionals. She joined Google in 2005 from the law firm White and Case.
A Canadian by background, Catherine is based in San Francisco and is a relatively new mother. With this new-found lens, she has developed a personal interest in children's issues and has quickly become passionate for the mission of SOS. In addition to her legal expertise and broad network in Silicon Valley, she has also recently opened the doors to Google to help build the SOS brand through performance marketing.
About SOS Children's Villages
SOS Children's Villages builds loving, stable families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children in 136 countries and territories, including the United States. In addition to providing family-based care for kids who would otherwise grow up alone, SOS supports struggling families so that children can stay with their parents and helps at-risk teens navigate the road to adulthood. Through family strengthening programs, long-term care for children, education, jobs skills trainings and emergency relief efforts, SOS provides life-changing support to millions of children and families worldwide each year.
Learn more about our Global Advisory Board on our website.