Meet the dedicated staff
and founders of the project
CATHY CONHEIM (AKA MOM CATHY) – Founder, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
Cathy Conheim, L.C.S.W., a psychotherapist in private practice for over 30 years, is the head of FOCUS, a personal and organizational consulting firm, as well as the Athena Foundation. Whether as a therapist, an organizational consultant, a public speaker, a workshop leader, a radio talk show host, or an author, she sees herself as an agent for change.
Ms Conheim is the creator of the Real Women Project (realwomenproject.org) and co-author of A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind (breakthroughpress.com), as well as all the Henry’s World books. She dedicates countless hours to further its mission. She is one of the founders of the Just Me Project™, which is the non-profit paw of Henry’s World under the Athena foundation. Along with women’s health, dogs have been a passion of hers—somehow a cat crept into this picture.
DONNA BROOKS, M.D. (AKA DR. MOM) – Founder, Philanthropist
Donna Brooks, M.D., is now retired. Dr. Brooks' personal life has centered on healing. She was first a physical therapist, then went on to become one of San Diego's most beloved and skilled Ob-Gyn.
Upon retirement, she became a sculptor and is now a recognized figurative sculptor. She has been a dog lover all her life. She is one of the founders of the Just Me Project™, which is the non-profit paw of Henry’s World under the Athena foundation.
HEATHER WOOD ION – Managing Director
Heather Wood Ion is the Managing Director of The Just Me Project™. She has created and reviewed curricula and educational initiatives from K-12 through graduate schools in five countries.
She is the author of two books, and has published over 280 articles. Her dissertation on social recovery after natural disasters has prompted participation in response to crises and disasters, and to designing programs for preparedness as well as intervention.
MERCEDES SIRONI – Staff
Mercedes Sironi has worked in educational publishing for the past twenty-five years. She is a native Spanish speaker and has translated the Henry and Dolly books. She designs educational activities and programs.
JO ANN HENDRIX – Staff
Jo Ann Hendrix is a key player in Henry’s World. She is involved in the administration, marketing, and development of Henry’s World products. She has worked in educational publishing and computing for over fifteen years.