Meet Katie

Founder & CEO

Katie Reginato Cascamo is the mother of a very preterm son, born 2 ½ months premature at 2 ½ pounds.  It is her Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) experience and subsequent challenges caring for a developmentally delayed special needs child that transformed her worldview and inspired her to help others through similar difficulties. 

Katie is the Founder & CEO of Courageous Steps. Courageous Steps provides leadership education and management consulting to healthcare leaders and their staff who care for children with pediatric special needs. Katie’s mission is to improve patient and family outcomes by focusing her attention on the care and concern of the healthcare provider.  By equipping healthcare providers with the tools to navigate change, our goal is to decrease burnout and staff turnover, therefore improving health outcomes among patients and their families. 

Katie is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 15 years in Training & Development, Human Resources, Business Development, Change Management and Workforce Development.  Her workshops include: The Character of Leaders and Profound Social Change . Katie has modeled a Servant Leadership approach across her career by empowering people with the skills necessary to manage adversity and effectively navigate change. 

As both a Camaldolese-Benedictine Oblate and member of the Church of the Nazarene, Katie contributes to interfaith dialogue and provides workshops and resources to chaplains, social workers and pastors of all faith traditions.  She believes that by equipping spiritual leaders with the tools and resources to care for parents and their children with special needs, we will more effectively live out the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.    

Katie is an engaging, inspirational speaker and educator pursuing her Doctorate in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.  Her research aims to decrease burnout and depression among healthcare providers to improve the health and psychosocial outcomes of patients and families.  She holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University where her graduate studies provided the consultative tools to improve organizational outcomes among preemie and special needs organizations.