Kathryn has dedicated her entire career to the medical field starting at the age of 18 when she took a position as a messenger at her local hospital, Mercy Hospital in her hometown of Iowa City, Iowa. Kathryn later graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree focused on communication studies and is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. In college, Kathryn not only worked at the hospital but paid for her education by working at several retail stores including a popular international store called Benneton. After graduation, Kathryn lived in Minneapolis, MN for 3 years and then relocated to Phoenix, AZ where she and her husband Mark raised their 2 children, Julia and Reid, who are both students attending Arizona State University in Tempe.
Working at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix since 2000, Kathryn has spent most of her career as a sales representative in occupational medicine and now works for the kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant program as their sole community outreach spokesperson. Kathryn enjoys her days at work where she is involved with helping patients to get answers to their questions about their end-stage kidney/liver disease, and organizing opportunities for her colleagues to form relationships with medical staff, patients, their families, and our community. Kathryn volunteers her time working with many non-profits’ where she organizes events, symposiums, lunch and learns, and meet and greet opportunities. She works as a volunteer for the American Liver Foundation, The National Kidney Foundation, Donor Network of Arizona, and for our own Transplant Community Alliance. Kathryn was recently recognized by Donor Network as a Donation Champion 2020/Community Champion for her efforts as an advocate for multicultural education for her team and the public. She has always been passionate about helping her community to connect with one another.
In her free time, Kathryn enjoys adventures with her husband on their motorcycle, hiking, eating great southwestern food, and playing with her two dogs.