Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Catrina Clemens currently serves as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives with Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. In this position, Mrs. Clemens helps lead and direct the strategy, development and execution, and expansion of MADD’s lifesaving mission services and prevention programming. Catrina takes a vision and breaks it into accomplishable steps through sound strategy development. She instinctively sees the strands of opportunity that weave themselves throughout the organization and braids them together into a coherent whole.
Catrina is inspired by the resiliency of each of the victims and survivors that she has had the privilege of working with during her tenure with MADD. They truly are the daily motivation that drives her work. This intense drive paired with her abilities to tackle challenges head on; build consensus, teamwork and support at the local and national levels allow her to develop and implement big picture strategies that are anchored in the practical application of mission programming.
Most recently Catrina served as the National Field Relations Director for the Central and Southeast Regions. In these roles she led, managed and provided the vision collaborative guidance and direction to field leadership, employees and volunteers regarding fiscal responsibility, grant management, fund development, human resource needs, training and delivery of victim services, capacity building efforts, crisis management, underage drinking prevention programming, and volunteer management. Catrina’s forward thinking and acute understanding of the field made her transition into her current position seamless and a win for the organization.
Prior to joining MADD, Mrs. Clemens led the budget development, campaign planning, oversight, management and reporting requirements for the DFW State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) and the City of Dallas Charitable Giving Campaign. In addition, she provided strategic support to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). These public sector campaigns distributed vital mission funding to thousands of local, national and international nonprofit organizations on a quarterly basis. Within this role, Catrina oversaw the administration and adherence of agency policies, procedures and guidelines for compliance to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and State of Texas regulatory bodies.
Mrs. Clemens graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Services with minors in Psychology, Sociology and Substance Abuse Prevention from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In her free time, Catrina loves spending quality time outdoors with her husband and son.