Cathy Jostes and her husband Larry moved to Nevada City from Danville, California, in 1999. She graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in English and Education. She joined Friends of Hospice in 2010; served as Vice President/Event Chair in 2012, and is currently the 2013 President of FOH. Her work experience includes teaching elementary school. She ended her career working in the Longs Drug Store corporate headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA, as the Office Manager of the Training Dept & doing meeting planning for senior management training meetings. Since retiring in 1993 she has volunteered for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nevada County, Music in the Mountains and First Alumni of WW. She has had a parent and a sibling receive hospice care in Colorado and understands the need for hospice care in Nevada County.