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August 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 2


Lee Health’s Dave Cato Joins Special Olympics Florida Board of Directors

Special Olympics Florida announced Dave Cato, Chief Administrative Officer of Outpatient Services for Lee Health, will join its Board of Directors. Cato not only brings his highly respected leadership skills and strategic business knowledge, but also his extensive background as a health care professional. He has shared this knowledge through extensive community involvement, including as a volunteer Clinical Director with Special Olympics Florida.

In 2018, Cato was awarded the Golisano Health Leadership Award, Special Olympics' highest honor for health partners and health care professionals. He was recognized for his extraordinary efforts and dedication to improving the health of people with intellectual disabilities and advancing Special Olympics' movement and vision towards inclusive health.
For the past six years, Cato has served as a Clinical Director for Special Olympics Florida overseeing "Fun Fitness" which provides physical therapy examinations for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at local, regional and state Special Olympics Florida events.
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