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Catherine Hutchinson

Catherine Hutchinson had a brain stem stroke at the age of 43, and the stroke left her quadriplegic and nonverbal. Cathy was institutionalized and went on to share her experience of institutionalization while serving as the named plaintiff in the class action Hutchinson v. Park. As a result of her efforts, a Statewide Settlement Agreement secured access to home and community-based services for hundreds of other Massachusetts residents with Acquired Brain Injury. Cathy works to promote quality services and supports for waiver clients, volunteering her time on provider advisory boards and associations.