Kathy first heard of “cura personalis” as a freshman physical therapy student at the University of Scranton. The Latin phrase, embraced by the Jesuits, has come to mean “people for others” and has stuck with her as a call to service, through her skills, perspective, and compassion for her community. Kathy’s professional roots are planted in physical therapy, formerly with St. Vincent’s, Sisters of Charity Home Health Care, and Carmel Richmond Nursing Home, and currently as a private consultant. Over 35 years of practice have guided her leadership style as a Board member at Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corp, Carmel Richmond and Richmond University Medical Center, where she was honored as a United Hospital Fund Distinguished Trustee, a Stanley Stilwell, MD Memorial Award recipient, and a RUMC Gala Honoree, where she was recognized alongside her husband of 32 years.
A mother of three, Kathy is committed to the importance of education, both locally and nationally. As President of the Notre Dame Academy Parent Guild, Kathy captained the rollout of the Ophelia Project, an anti-bullying initiative. As co-founder of Girl Scout Troop #5364, Kathy helped mentor eight girls in receiving their Gold Awards, following over a decade of troop service. Now, as Chairwoman of Friends of THIRTEEN / WNET and Leadership Council Member of American Public Television Stations, Kathy has extended her outreach into public media, including lobbying efforts in Washington. D.C. Kathy’s tenure would not be complete without her service to iconic local institutions.
As a longstanding Board member of the SI Children’s Museum and Saint George Theater, Kathy has pioneered catalysts of culture on Staten Island, promoting the borough as a center of celebration and learning. This love has proven mutual; Kathy has recently been recognized as a Moore Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni, SIBOC Community Impact Award Recipient, and a Staten Island Advance Woman of Achievement.
Through her dedication to healthcare, commitment to education, promotion of culture and profound love of her hometown, Kathy has defined herself as a “person for others.” She’s looking forward to sharing her story and helping guide young women in service and professional growth.