Dr. Catherine Harvey Sevier of Greensboro, recently named state president of AARP North Carolina and its 1.1 million members, brings an extensive background in clinical nursing and health affairs to her new position.

As founding Executive Director/COO of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), Dr. Sevier helped develop clinical guidelines for cancer treatment worldwide. Previously, she served as cancer program director at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center and as Executive Vice President/ Chief Public Health Officer for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in Washington, DC.

While leading a national consulting practice in cancer program and facility planning, she assisted academic medical centers and health systems to establish successful cancer programs. She successfully competed for grants and managed contracts with the Institute of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Duke University.

She and her husband, Navy commander® David M. Sevier, have moved to the Greensboro area where their daughters, Anna Lynch, Kari Wehe, and Allison Brosser live.

Currently, Dr. Sevier is leading legislative efforts to help family caregivers and hospitals reduce frequent hospital readmissions and to find an innovative solution for small businesses to help workers save for retirement.