VIP: Volunteer Inspiring Pro Bono

Each month, The Veterans Consortium recognizes a “VIP” – Volunteer Inspiring Pro Bono. TVC values all our volunteers and wishes to recognize those who inspire others.


Cathy Klingler


Cathy Klingler
The Veterans Consortium
Docket Administrator

This month marks 20 years of dedicated service to The Veterans Consortium for our friend and colleague, Cathy Klingler.  Cathy has been with TVC longer than anyone currently on staff in DC and brings a passion and invaluable institutional knowledge to our organization. Cathy, who is referred to by staff as “TVC’s biggest cheerleader”, has witnessed many changes in her time at TVC. She has seen the staff triple in size, worked with four Executive Directors and supported the migration of data to four databases.

Cathy served her country as a U.S. Coast Guard spouse for 22 years, raising three children while managing six moves (two of them to Alaska). This experience is evident in her empathy and understanding of the many challenges that family members, caregivers and survivors face. She and her husband, Chuck, have been married for 46 years and both serve as community leaders in their parish, where they mentor engaged couples in marriage preparation. Cathy also leads a program which provides shelter and food for the homeless in her community.

Cathy serves as the Docket Administrator at TVC. She supports our mission by tracking client due dates and docket activity at the U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

We can always count on Cathy to keep the trains on track and to let us know when they aren’t. She is a true team player and is always ready to help and support her colleagues with a warm smile and a great sense of humor!

Cathy, we are indebted to you for your service and privileged to work with you!


Past VIPs