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USABA Welcomes Cat Bouwkamp as Membership and SafeSport Coordinator

Posted January 8, 2020  Uncategorized

USABA is pleased to announce the hiring of Cat Bouwkamp as the organization’s membership and SafeSport coordinator.

Bouwkamp comes to USABA from Fishers, Indiana, and is a 2012 Paralympian in wheelchair fencing. She is a recent graduate of Indiana University with degrees in recreational therapy and nonprofit management, and was the co-founder of the first adaptive sports program at IU. Bouwkamp has a passion for the Paralympic movement and for people, and she is looking forward to working with USABA members.

“In our strategy to build long-term capacity for USABA, I am ecstatic to add additional staff to our growing organization,” said USABA Executive Director Mark Lucas. “Cat’s past experiences working with other community-based organizations serving people with disabilities will serve USABA well as she plans and implements existing and new sports programming and events, develops and implements targeted initiatives to maintain and increase membership, and manages USABA’s SafeSport program to protect the well-being of our athletes and members.”

In her free time, Bouwkamp likes to read, play card and board games, and go on hikes with her dog and boyfriend. She began her duties with USABA on Jan. 2.

Bouwkamp can be contacted at

Cat Bouwkamp adjusts her equipment during the wheelchair fending competition at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

Cat Bouwkamp competing in the wheelchair fencing competition at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.