SC Advocates is driven by the principle that clients should receive MORE than they expect through experience, leadership, innovation and efficiency. Working closely with its clients, SC Advocates' goal is always to design and execute government relations and business consulting programs that EXCEED client expectations.
Stephen j. cattolica
founder and legislative advocate
Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences and Math from UC Berkeley in 1974 and a Secondary Teaching Credential from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, in 1975. He began his healthcare career in the practice management field in 1986. In addition to his current responsibilities as a registered lobbyist and medical practice consultant, he has served in management roles in operations, human resources, product development, marketing and regulatory compliance.
Prior to coming to Sacramento in 2004, Steve served as Director of Operations for California’s largest certified Workers’ Compensation Health Care Organization (HCO). In that role, he took advantage of his years of experience in clinic management, physician contracting as well as sales and marketing of bill review, utilization review, case management and other managed care services. He has been a registered lobbyist since 2004 and served as a principal of AdvoCal until the end of 2018.
As SC Advocates' founding partner, Steve augments his 30 years of legislative and advocacy experience with client-focused, results-oriented services to several statewide associations and a diverse number of corporations, professional societies and trade councils before the State Legislature and various administrative agencies.