Kathleen is excited to be a part of our clinic’s team and comes to us with 19 years of experience as a nurse practitioner. She graduated in 2001 from the University of Phoenix MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner program. Immediately after graduation, she worked for 8 years as a cardiology nurse practitioner. For the past 11 years, she has worked in internal medicine and family practice.
Prior to obtaining her FNP, Kathleen worked as an RN for several years in the neurosurgical ICU, then the Pediatric ICU and NICU at St Joseph Hospital. While attending NP school, Kathleen worked at Mayo Clinic as an RN.
Kathleen enjoys helping patients maintain good health and has an interest in preventative medicine and lifestyle, as well as management of chronic diseases.
Outside of work, Kathleen has a passion for creative endeavors, exercise, taking care of her animals, and volunteer medical mission trips. She enjoys drawing, painting, and playing piano. She also wrote a children’s book entitled, Simon and Oliver and The Power of Dreams. She was inspired to write this book after rescuing a handicapped chihuahua named Simon.
She travels to Kenya annually with anonprofit organization called Covenant Medicine Outreach, founded by Dr. David Beyda, to provide much needed medical care to Nairobi’s most vulnerable, underserved population. She has fallen in love with Kenya and it’s people.