Kathy is a board-certified Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who earned undergraduate degrees in Historical Russian Musicology from New College in Florida, and in Nursing from Kennesaw State University. She completed graduate education in Nursing at Duke University.
Kathy worked as a Registered Nurse in hospitals around Atlanta, with extensive experience in NICU, mother-baby, psychiatry, and both pediatric and adult acute care. She has been adjunct nursing faculty at Mercer University for over 5 years. Kathy transitioned into psychiatric care after seeing the distinct challenges patients experience in accessing equitable, quality care in mental health. She is passionate about increasing access to quality care, especially in preventative care, underserved populations, and early stages of symptom onset.
Kathy’s first career took her to Eastern Europe, where she lived for several years teaching English as a foreign language and volunteering with women rescued from human trafficking. From this experience, she is near-fluent in Romanian and enjoys exploring how culture intersects with mental and emotional health. In her free time, Kathy enjoys traveling, yoga, horseback riding, and spending time with the 3 amazing humans she’s lucky enough to parent.