Cate Duke

Executive Director

After experiencing a personal loss from an impaired driving crash, Cate has spent nearly twenty years working and volunteering in the areas of impaired driving prevention, youth substance use prevention, victim advocacy, legislative advocacy, community safety awareness, and law enforcement support programs. Cate completed a degree in Legal Studies with American Military University. She worked as the Oregon Programs Manager for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) from 2017-2024. During her time with MADD Cate established and facilitated two DUII Victim Impact Panels that educated offenders about the real-life consequences of impaired driving crashes. She provided services and emotional support to victims of impaired driving crashes across the state, spoke in schools and presented youth prevention education curriculum, and has been a key participant in DUII legislative actions since 2012. Cate managed multiple PSA media campaigns, and provided victims with the opportunity to share their stories to educate others about the dangers of driving impaired. Cate was recognized as the DUII Advocate of the year by the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Task Force Training Conference in 2016, then under her management, MADD Oregon was awarded the Group/Organization DUII Advocate of the year award in 2019. In 2023, Cate was recognized by the Oregon District Attorneys Association as their 2023 Victims Champion. She currently serves as a member of the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Task Force, and serves as the Vice Chair of the Oregon Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII. Cate is married to her sweetheart of 32 years and has a son and daughter-in-law that are the joy of her life. She enjoys volunteering with small animal rescue groups and providing care to special needs animals who have been abandoned or surrendered. She also loves skiing, hiking, biking, and generally spending time in the outdoors.