Kathy is a Registered Nurse currently working in a community program that provides support to older adults living in Winnipeg’s core area. She began her career in health care as a support worker while completing her nursing degree, progressing on to various positions: front-line nurse at Manitoba’s largest hospital, clinical/classroom instructor, educational program developer/coordinator, employment specialist, long-term care staff educator, infection control professional, and community case coordinator. Kathy’s nursing career also took her to a remote Indigenous community in northern Manitoba, where she developed additional skills and a better understanding of the importance of decolonization and reconciliation.
Kathy’s career has presented her with consulting and volunteer opportunities outside of her daily job, most recently as the chair for the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA), an Advisory Panel member for the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA), and is part of the project team for the STOP-GBV project, a national project looking at Gender-Based Violence in Women 55 years of age and older, and the resources that are available to support them.
Kathy has always seen Klinic as a leader in the development and implementation of much-needed community health programs, services, and education. She recognizes the importance of developing and providing services from the perspective of equity and supports Klinic’s Vision of engaged and healthy communities.