2024 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Army Veteran
Seven Valleys, PA
Stephen Cattalo’s military career started while attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania through their ROTC program and was commissioned into the US Army in 2009 as a second lieutenant while graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Stephen’s healthcare journey started at Fort Bragg, NC. Then it took him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, working in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, caring for those most critically injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. He then deployed to Helmand Providence, Afghanistan, as an ICU Nurse, in partnership with the British Military. After returning, he served as an instructor of Critical Care for the Army while obtaining his Master of Science degree in Nurse Education. He then returned to Ft. Bragg where he recruited for the 4th Brigade ROTC.
In 2017, Stephen had the opportunity with the US Army to deploy to Tanzania and spend time with the Tanzanian Army. It was then he fell in love with the culture and people of Tanzania and got exposure to some of the challenges faced in the country, which included clean water and reaching those who need it.
In 2022, Stephen graduated with his Doctoral Degree in Nurse Anesthesia from York College of Pennsylvania. He works for WellSpan York Hospital as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist while still serving as a Major in the US Army Reserve with the 1982nd Forward Resuscitation Surgical Detachment.
Stephen’s free time is often spent with his wife, daughter, son, and two step boys. He is locally involved as a youth football coach, T-Ball coach, and high school football referee. He has previously helped support the missions of the Travis Manion Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
He is excited to return to Tanzania with the challenge of Conquering Kili while raising money for the Waterboys cause!
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.