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Melissa Duffy   |   Thomas Lawless  |  Toni Bonde

Mark Xistris  |  Brenda Vechart   |   Dr. David Plocher

Cathy Mahaffey

Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Mahaffey is a 25 year veteran of the health insurance industry, starting her career in insurance service and sales. Shortly into her career, Cathy found her passion working in the non-profit insurance sector for a health insurance cooperative made up of large and small employers. Cathy went on to start her own insurance agency and consulting business, and in doing so helped found the Farmers’ Health Cooperative of Wisconsin, a nonprofit health insurance purchasing cooperative that was successful in helping thousands of Wisconsin farmers gain access to higher quality health insurance coverage.

Cathy was instrumental in getting CGHC off the ground in 2012, helping to pen the business plan and loan application that secured the funding to start the cooperative. Cathy was appointed CEO in 2014 after serving as the cooperative’s first Chief Operating Officer during its start-up phase. Cathy holds a degree in Business Administration and she likes to spend time with family and friends enjoying outdoor activities such as boating, fishing and skiing.