RN, Paramedic, QAS
Kathy is the Director of Strategic
Partnerships for the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO),
staffing the association’s Trauma Managers Council, Education, and Specialty
Systems of Care Communities. She is the project manager for “Developing Evidence
Based Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for EMS,” a national partnership with
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the University of
Pittsburgh, as well as serving as editor of NASEMSO’s monthly Washington Update
newsletter. In addition to her duties with NASEMSO, Kathy is the lead staff for
the Legislative and Policy Committee for the American Trauma Society. Kathy has
more than 40 years’ experience in EMS and emergency nursing as a clinician,
government administrator, patient advocate, and health care policy consultant.
Her extensive experience as a registered nurse and paramedic includes various
clinical and administrative roles at a rural tertiary care medical center in
central Pennsylvania. In the role of EMS Clinical Systems Manager for the PA
Department of Health, Kathy managed multiple grants, supervised EMS training
programs, coordinated the clinical research program, and was responsible for the
development and implementation of EMS clinical policies, protocols, and
procedures. Kathy understands the unique perspectives and needs of membership
associations, having served in appointed and elected leadership and Board
positions at the local, state, and national levels. She has authored numerous
publications and has lectured extensively both in the United States and abroad.
Kathy was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Lifetime Achievement Award. Kathy joined ASMI in 2006.