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Catherine Barnett

ROC United

Catherine Barnett is the Co-Director of Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), a chapter of ROC United. ROC United is a national organization advocating for fair working conditions and wages for restaurant workers. Catherine previously served as Executive Director of Project Enterprise, a nonprofit community development organization that provided microloans, business education, peer support and technical assistance to low-income New Yorkers. A small business expert who has spent more than a decade assisting micro enterprises in New York City, Catherine worked with a range of businesses from start-up to established; informal home-based to incorporated brick and mortar establishments. Catherine is fluent in Spanish and French and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the boards of the New Economy Project, a resource and advocacy center promoting a just economy in New York City, Community Entrepreneur Corps, a startup supporting youth social change leadership, and the advisory boards of the Professional Agricultural Workers Conference at Tuskegee University and the Women's Organizing Network. She volunteers when she can on Staten Island, where she lives with her two daughters.