Kathy has been a nurse for over 40 years, graduating in 1977 with her ADN from Sandhills Community College in Southern Pines, NC, then with her BSN in 1984 from UNC Chapel Hill. She received her MSN, NNP at UNC Chapel Hill, NC in 2002. She has been a member of CANNP since she graduated practitioner school. She previously served for 4 years as secretary and 4 years as Vice President to the organization. She is also a member of NANNP, ANN, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Kathy is a member of the Boy Scouts of America where she has served many leadership roles along with teaching new leaders. She is active in her church singing in the choir and playing handbells. She also is involved in mission work through the United Methodist Church. She was fortunate to have been able to go to El Salvador in 2016 & 2017 on a medical mission. She has been married to Richard for 34 years. She has two sons, Patrick & Nathan, a wonderful daughter-in-law Beth (who some of you may know from Duke!) and the greatest grandson ever, Bennett. She is a member of the Neonatology team at WakeMed working in the NICU in Raleigh, Cary, and North Raleigh.