Kathleen is excited to be a part of My Neighborhood Primary Cares team and comes to us with 18 years of experience as a family 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 10 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, and volunteering on medical mission trips. She enjoys drawing 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.
Kathleen travels to Kenya annually with an nonprofit organization called Covenant Medicine Outreach, to provide much needed medical care to Nairobi’s most vulnerable and underserved population. Kathleen has fallen in love with Kenya and its people.