Educational and Employment Background
Shortly after graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Kathy went to work for the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Diversion Investigator, investigating the diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals by doctors, pharmacies and/or the pharmaceutical industry into the illicit market. During this time she spearheaded numerous successful investigations. She was promoted into management and held several managerial/leadership positions to include: Group Supervisor at the local level, Program Manager at the regional level (MD, VA, WVA and DC), and Headquarters Unit Chief at the national level. Kathy attended numerous leadership trainings and received a Certificate of Completion from the University of Virginia’s Executive Leadership Institute. In her final position, she served on the Board of Professional Conduct where she proposed disciplinary action on internal violators of DEA’s Standards of Conduct before retiring with 32 years of government service.
Coaching and Volunteer Background
After retirement, Kathy became a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an affiliate of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is a member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital, a division of Harvard School of Medicine (ICPA), a scientific foundation for coaching research. Kathy specializes in coaching women who have been diagnosed with an incurable/chronic illness, especially cancer. Having experienced such a diagnosis herself, she is focused now on helping women navigate their way through the fears often associated with such a diagnosis by combining her own experience with her coaching skills. Her coaching goals extend to empowering women to take control of their life through an expanded awareness of their options for healing that encompass body, mind and spirit. A significant aspect of her focus is on core energy coaching: learning one’s own attitude/energy level and then assessing their ability to maximize their level of energy for the most productive possible outcome in their daily lives. An added bonus to this coaching is the “Survivors Empowerment Tool” which helps women understand the way they think about themselves and others and their ability to take control of their daily lives. Kathy was a volunteer for several organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Allies Building Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting the entrepreneurial community and the Manna Food Distribution Program. She is also a foster parent to an Ethiopian child, and a sponsoring partner to abused women in Africa/Afghanistan.