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About Catbird Strategies

Catbird Strategies CEO Cathy Senderling-McDonald brings 26 years of experience in California legislative and government affairs, as well as two decades of national-level exposure, to this new role. An expert on health and human services policy, practice and budgeting, Cathy can help your organization work through issues big and small.

In addition to her governmental affairs experience, Cathy has expertise in organizational and non-profit management, team-building, understanding unconscious bias and supporting DEI efforts in the workplace and in service delivery.

What is the Catbird Seat?

Put simply, it’s the place you want to be. The high ground. The upper hand. The strategic advantage. Getting there takes the right strategy, the right information and the right relationships.

Let Catbird Strategies help you seize the upper hand.

Services To Support You

Strategic Planning

Got a problem you need help thinking through? A goal, but no plan to get there? Let's work together to identify key activities, possible allies, and potential pitfalls, and map out a strategy to reach your goal.


Stumped about a problem? Need more insight into a policy or practice issue? We can help analyze data, develop reports and briefing documents, and/or create training that works for your audience.


Need a lobbyist? We can help you map out and implement the key steps to achieve legislative support for initiatives and keep you on the right track to making real and lasting change.

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Let's design your organization's future together.

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