A search on Mormonwiki will tell you that Cathy Stokes is a retired deputy director in public health and a community volunteer. Born in Mississippi into stark poverty, she moved north as a young child with her great-aunt and her husband who raised her as their daughter.
In the north, she had the privilege of going to school. She earned a BS in nursing at DePaul University and had a long, successful career in the Illinois Public Health Department. At the time of her retirement, she was a deputy director for the Illinois Department of Health. She served as vice chairman of the board of trustees of the Chicago Inner City Youth Charitable Foundation for 16 years. She moved to Utah in 2006 after her retirement. In Salt Lake City, Cathy was a member of the Utah AIDS Foundation board of trustees. She was named as a member of the new Editorial Advisory Board for the Deseret News. She is a member of the Utah chapter of the African-American Genealogy and Historical Society. She greets and directs patients at the Huntsman Center Hospital one day a week. She serves on the board of the Salt Lake City Public Library.