Catherine Mary Allard was born to Dr. Charles and Marguerite Allard on March 28, 1956 and was raised in a closely knit family of four brothers and one sister. Cathy attended French immersion school and as a child enjoyed opportunities to accompany her father to his work at the hospital where she learned from his compassion and care for others. Following graduation from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1977, Ms. Roozen worked with the North West Trust Company until 1981 in the area of Branch Operations and as Vice-President, Investments. In 1981, Ms. Roozen joined Cathton Investments Ltd., a private investment company with interests in banking, broadcasting, ranching and real estate development. In 1983, Cathy became a director and secretary of the Allard Foundation, where she has worked to focus community investments in healthcare, education, social well being and the arts. In addition to her duties at the Allard Foundation and Cathton Investments Ltd. Ms. Roozen has served as a member of the Strategy Council for the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Vice-Chair of Alberta Health Services, board member for the Alberta Cancer Board, board member of STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), board member of Covenant Health and board member of Corus Entertainment. Cathy sat on the University of Alberta Board of Governors for seven years and also served as a co-chair of the university’s extremely successful millennium campaign. Currently, Ms. Roozen is a Director and Secretary of the Allard Foundation Ltd., Chair and Director of Cathton Investments Ltd., a director of Melcor Developments Ltd., a director of EPCOR Utilities and a member of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Ms. Roozen’s many contributions have earned her numerous recognitions. She hold the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Alberta Centennial Medal. She has been honoured with the MacEwan University Distinguished Citizen Award, the U of A Alumni Association Honour Award, the Global Television Edmonton Woman of Vision and the Edmonton Citizens Award. In 2009 Cathy received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Alberta. In 2013 Ms. Roozen was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence and in 2015 the Order of Canada.