Cathy Sakimura joined LSC as Executive Director in June 2022. Cathy previously served as the Deputy Director and Family Law Director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She received her J.D. from UC College of the Law in San Francisco and her B.A. from Stanford University. Prior to law school, Cathy has also worked at Gay-Straight Alliance Network, empowering young people to combat harassment in their schools and was a member of the Board of Directors of COLAGE, an organization for people with LGBTQ parents. Cathy is recognized as a national expert in LGBTQ family law, particularly on issues faced by low-income LGBTQ families of color. In 2021, Cathy received the Dan Bradley Award, the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association’s highest honor. She is a co-author of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Family Law, published by Thomson Reuters. Cathy was born and raised in Hawaii and lives in the East Bay with her spouse, two children, two dogs, and three garden cats.