Holy Sepulchre and Ascension Garden Cemeteries has named Cathy Vail as the organization’s new executive director, effective immediately, according to a Sept. 17 press release.
Vail has served as the cemeteries’ interim chief executive officer since July 2020. Prior to that, she was chief financial officer, a position she began in February 2015.
“Cathy jumped right in to oversee operation of Holy Sepulchre and Ascension Gardens when the need was there,” Father Thomas Mull, a member of the cemeteries’ board of trustees, said in the press release. “She was competent, hard-working, and open to suggestions and guidance. I feel she will continue to guide and direct the evolution of our ministry and continue to offer the service which has come to be expected of us. I am delighted with her appointment.”
Vail received her associate’s degree from Cayuga Community College as well as a bachelor’s degree from Lemoyne College. Additionally, is a certified public accountant and Catholic cemetery executive.
“I am beyond honored by the trust and faith the board of trustees has in me by making my interim status permanent,” Vail said in the press release.