Cathy Doherty, our Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Clinical Franchise Solutions & Marketing, was among the Policy Makers recently honored by the Executive Women of New Jersey.

The organization’s ninth annual event, which funds initiatives aimed at advancing women’s leadership, recognized 32 women as some of the state’s most influential and accomplished leaders in business, government, and academia.

Joining Cathy at the event was her husband Pat, Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, President and CEO, Jim Davis, Executive Vice President, General Diagnostics, Cecilia McKenney, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Vice President/General Manager East Region Operations Lakshmi Gudapakkam.

(L-R) Quest colleagues celebrating Cathy Doherty’s EWNJ Policy Makers honor are Chairman, President and CEO Steve Rusckowski, Doherty, EVP General Diagnostics Jim Davis, SVP/CHRO Cecilia McKenney, and VP/GM East Region Operations Lakshmi Gudapakkam.

“Cathy’s passion for Quest Diagnostics and the important work that we do is an inspiration to all of us,” said Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, President and CEO. “In addition to her individual successes, her most lasting contribution is the example she has set and the many people she mentors every day to become the next generation of leaders. We are incredibly fortunate to have Cathy on our team.”

A Garden State native, Cathy is a graduate of Montclair State University, who began her career at Quest Diagnostics in the Finance division. In her 28 years, she has played an integral leadership role in helping Quest Diagnostics work towards achieving its three aspirational goals of promoting a healthier world, building value, and creating an inspiring workplace.

On the way to her current position on our Senior Management Team, Cathy has distinguished herself through roles including Chief Accounting Officer, Investor Relations and Communications lead, Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Hospital Business, Vice President of Hospital Services, and Senior Vice President of Physician Services. She has also served on numerous Quest Diagnostics Joint Venture boards including Testes Forenses DO, Brasil, Sonora Quest Laboratories and Diagnostics Laboratories of Oklahoma (DLO).

Among her many accomplishments, Cathy is a founding member of the Quest networking organization Women in Leadership (WIL). WIL was created to expand the leadership pool by developing the leadership competencies in female employees throughout the organization. Cathy’s endeavors demonstrate the value of leadership development and how a senior leader can champion and enable the success of other leaders in the organization.

Executive Women of New Jersey is committed to increasing the presence of women serving on corporate boards and in the top leadership of New Jersey companies. Find out more about the organization’s work at