Catherine Benavidez, President & CEO Injury Management Organization, Inc.

Catherine Benavidez serves as the President/CEO of Injury Management Organization, Inc. (IMO), a managed care company she founded in 1991, more than 30 years ago. IMO serves public and private employers, nonsubscribers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators. The core business helps employers manage the cost of on-the-job injury and disability through utilization review and the development of physician networks that emphasize prudent and cost-effective care. The care model was designed to fast track evidenced-based health care to injured employees and expedite safe and productive return to work.

Catherine is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Case Manager (CCM) with more than 30 years of workers’ compensation, work-related injury, and clinical experience.   She is active in the Texas Occupational Therapy Association and shares her expertise in health care management, speaking nationally to various industries and health-related groups. She has also published articles on health care management techniques for medical providers.  Catherine and her team are the reason for IMO’s steady growth and esteemed reputation across the industry for cost-containment and outcome improvements. She was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners in 2009 and was one of 25 distinguished honorees for the Dallas Business Journal Women in Business.

Catherine currently serves on the Board of Directors for Kids’ Chance of Texas. In 2022 she was nominated as a finalist for WorkCompCentral’s Comp Laude® Award.