• Catherine's Story

    Catherine Wyatt-Morley is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition (1994). W.O.M.E.N. is the oldest and only 501 (c) 3 organization founded, organized, administered and directed by an African American woman living with AIDS in the southern United States. Further, in 1994, she found Women On Reason To Heal (W.O.R.T.H), the first and oldest HIV-positive women support group in TN. Catherine has a proven executive management track record and over 25 years of experience driving growth in the nonprofit sector. Her authorship includes I Am the Product of Rape- A Memoir, The Healing Journey Workbook Volume I, The Healing Journey Workbook Volume II, Our Experience: HIV-Positive African American Women in the Deep South, My Life With AIDS Tragedy to Triumph, Time On The Path A Mothers Journey Through AIDS, Positive People Combating HIV/AIDS and her first book AIDS Memoir: Journal of an HIV Positive Mother which won her national and international acclaim. Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Catherine has appeared in countless media outlets nationwide including SELF Magazine, The TODAY Show, A&U Magazine, POZ Magazine, CNN, Voices of America, MSNBC, Talk America Radio, FX Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, The Palm Beach Post, The Indianapolis Indiana Recorder, The Los Angeles Times, The Canadian Sun, The Nashville Scene, and the Tennessean. Wyatt-Morley has been featured keynote speaker at many universities, medical clinics, hospitals, women’s groups, conferences, churches, political forums, high schools, public and private businesses youth facilities and remains a highly sought-after orator. Throughout Catherine’s career, she has traveled abroad extensively empowering many women and girls. Wyatt-Morley has impacted thousands in Switzerland, Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand, Poland, Canada, Trinidad, Guyana, China, Turkey, France and Kenya. She is proud to have successfully worked with Kenyan women in establishing a small support group branch of W.O.M.E.N. in Nairobi where resources are scarce, but where there an impactful difference is made by these powerful women. She had learned a lot about what it takes for women to succeed in different countries.
Nationally and before 1999 Catherine has been a change agent at several significant initiatives such as the Clinical Management Course Clinical Experience, 4th Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections, Women's Health Committee and the National Skills Building Conference. Additionally, she has held numerous memberships such as the Adult AIDS Clinical Trial Group/Community Constituency Group {ACTG/CCG} where she held several positions including the Executive Committee, Patient care and Women's Forum. Statewide Catherine was one of the core original members of the Ryan White Focus Group, Tennessee AIDS Council, and Tennessee State HIV/AIDS Prevention Community Planning. Her actions have helped establish advocacy networks which have shaped HIV action for women. Catherine has assisted several other nonprofit start-ups’, lending critical advice and mentorship so they avoid the pitfalls of failure. In each circumstance, she always brings a positive attitude to all everyone she assists. Many captivating people have crossed her path leaving her spellbound by their resilience, courage and straight.

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