Catherine D. Bouthillier is the Senior Manager of Healthcare Corporate Partnerships at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). In this capacity, she specializes in delivering consultancy services to Life Science companies, offering tailored solutions in research and development as well as training.
Her ability to promptly access and leverage the formidable resources at WPI encompasses facilities such as: PracticePoint, the Cell Engineering Research Equipment Suite (CERES), the Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center (BETC), and the Intentional Design Studio (IDeaS). Her extensive network of industry experts and students empowers organizations of all sizes to expedite their research initiatives, optimize operational timelines, and advance the frontiers of healthcare innovation.
Prior to her tenure at WPI, Catherine held pivotal leadership roles, including Regional Vice-President, Regional Director, and Director of Strategic Solutions; overseeing business operations totaling over $50 million across a multi-state region from Maine to Pennsylvania.
Spearheading collaboration with international and domestic organizations, crafting bespoke workforce solutions, building diverse teams, formulating strategic business plans, and orchestrating successful sales & marketing campaigns; she consistently increased YOY operating income by 40%, GP increased by over 100% and CM increased over 100%.
Catherine's fervent commitment to enhancing the quality of life for individuals grappling with serious illnesses and mobility challenges drives her constructive collaboration between academia and industry.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Catherine dedicates her free time to philanthropic pursuits, prominently volunteering with traumatized children, cherishing moments with her sons, and indulges her passion for the arts by frequently attending theatre, museums, and concerts.