Kathy joined Cariloop in August 2020 and brings 20 years of experience in the healthcare field and over 10 years in education to Cariloop as a Care Coach. Her nursing career began following graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and continued as her family moved to four additional states. Each move provided new opportunities to gain insight into different healthcare settings & populations. Her practice spans a variety of areas including pediatrics, pediatric home health care, and adult medical/surgical. She considers it a great privilege to have spent 12 years in education providing academic support services to Elementary, Special Needs, and ELL Students. Following a life-changing caregiving experience, she returned to healthcare as a Certified Oncology Patient Navigator with the American Cancer Society at a large NCI Designated Cancer Facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She provided onsite services for patients and their caregivers & families, navigating all aspects of the healthcare system, offering support, and needed resources. Cariloop is the perfect fit for Kathy as she continues to live out her passion to come alongside individuals & families walking a difficult life journey.
Kathy & her husband live in Minnesota yet look for every opportunity to visit their adult kids (& grandson) that live out of state. In between visits she loves to bake, go fishing, or volunteer within her church or the cancer community.