Cathy Schwallie Farmer has been in software development and technology for over 25 years, mostly focusing on HealthIT.  Cathy is an angel investor and serial entrepreneur (Schwallie Farmer Consulting, eSponte (HR Compliance automation), Brainotion (Autism Robotics) & PodCast TalkITTech). Cathy is an active Venture Board Advisor at University of California, Berkeley’s SkyDeck, LAUNCH and Arrow Capital.

Cathy is part of a group/accelerator of Tech professionals of family members with autism/Asperger’s, connecting on ideas and opportunities for Tech improvements for their loved ones. Cathy also is on the Board of Directors for Autism Center of Northern California.

She is an active volunteer for Special Olympics of Northern California and teaches catechism at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Berkeley often including at least one child on the spectrum.

Cathy received a bachelor’s from University of Massachusetts, Boston in Computer Science and Math. She resides in Berkeley, California and is the mother of two adult children, and sister of two brothers on the spectrum, one of whom has Asperger’s and lives and works independently and the other lives in a group home at Eden’s of NJ.

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Cathy Schwallie Farmer

Startup Co-Founder, Advisor & Software Consultant
Berkeley, CA


“The Schwallie Foundation is incredibly proud to support the OAR Schwallie Family Scholarship. Reading the applications is inspiring every year.” 
Cathy Schwallie Farmer