CATCH Global Foundation

The CATCH Global Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity founded in 2014. Our mission is to improve children’s health worldwide by developing, disseminating and sustaining the CATCH platform in collaboration with researchers at UTHealth. The Foundation links underserved schools and communities to the resources necessary to create and sustain healthy change for future generations.

CATCH Global Foundation Board of Directors



Susan Combs

Susan Combs is a member of the CATCH Global Foundation Board of Directors. Combs most recently served as the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts from 2007 through 2014, and, from day one, she made fiscal transparency and government accountability a … Read More


Peter Cribb, M.Ed

Peter Cribb, M.Ed, has been CATCH Program Director for 22 years and has organized and led thousands of CATCH implementations around the country. Peter’s experience ranges from designing and coordinating project plans and timelines, to organizing and leading training and … Read More


Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH

Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH, is vice president and division head for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and holds the T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair for Early Prevention of Cancer. Additional responsibilities … Read More


Steve Kelder, PhD MPH

Steve Kelder, PhD MPH, is an original co-creator of CATCH, Associate Regional Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, and Co-Director of the Michael … Read More


Eduardo Sanchez, MD MPH

Eduardo Sanchez, MD MPH, is Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of the American Heart Association. Eduardo was formerly Texas State Health Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. He has special expertise and concern working with … Read More


Duncan Van Dusen, MPH

Duncan Van Dusen is the Founding Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors of CATCH Global Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s health by developing, disseminating and sustaining CATCH and other evidence-based programs in collaboration … Read More