WNCAP’s mission of HIV Prevention & Care has always been supported by an army of passionate volunteers. Every year, we present the Mark Doucet Volunteer of the Year Award to an individual who has shown particular dedication in their service to people living with HIV in Western North Carolina. This year, the award went to Catherine Ball (pictured above with WNCAP Community Resources Coordinator Christopher Winebrenner).
Catherine was born and raised in Asheville and is a passionate advocate and volunteer for our community and for people living with HIV. She originally became involved with WNCAP through her longtime friendship with Michael Harney and Marty Prairie.
In addition to committing her time and energy to WNCAP and other community organizations, Catherine works for A-B Tech and in her spare time enjoys flower arranging, spending time with her family and acting in local mystery theater performances.
Mark Doucet (pictured above) was a much beloved WNCAP client and volunteer who helped start our Food Delivery Outreach program and was committed to serving as a volunteer until his death from cancer in 2014. We honor his service with this award.