Cathy O’Keefe

Cathy O’Keefe M.Ed., CTRS retired from a 40 year career as a recreation practitioner and faculty member in Leisure Studies at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She was recognized as one of the top Fifty Faculty in the First Fifty years of the University and has been awarded recognition by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society and the American Association for Leisure and Recreation for her work and service to persons with disabilities. She has been on the board of Take Back Your Time for many years and speaks nationally on issues related to life/work balance, the philosophy of leisure, and therapeutic recreation.