Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Kathy earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1992. She continued to advocate for patients while practicing law in Maryland and Pennsylvania until she retired from the practice of law in 2008.
Kathy began her medical career as a critical care nurse with Anne Arundel Medical System in Annapolis, Maryland in 1975 and continued there until 1996, working in all critical care units, including intensive care, coronary care, and the emergency department.
Kathy is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which defines the unique contribution nurse practitioners bring to medical practice as " their unique emphasis on the health and well-being of the whole person. With a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education and counseling, NPs guide patients in making smarter health and lifestyle choices, which in turn can lower patients' out-of-pocket costs."
Kathy relocated to Naples, Florida in 2015 with her husband, Paul. She is a member of The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, The American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Nurse Practitioner Council of Collier County, and she participates in on-going educational programs to provide up to date, evidence based medicine for her patients.