Kathy is a program manager for the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), staffing the associationís Education and Professional Standards and Trauma Managers Councils, managing the NHTSA-funded Implementation of the National EMS Agenda project, as well as serving as editor of the monthly Washington Update newsletter. She was the principal investigator for NASEMSOís NHTSA-funded Pandemic Flu project, to produce the nationís Pan Flu EMS Guidelines and 9-1-1 Protocols. In addition to her duties with NASEMSO, Kathy also is the lead staff for the Trauma Nurse Leadership Council for the American Trauma Society. Kathy has more than 25 years experience in EMS and emergency nursing as a clinician, government administrator, patient advocate, and health care policy consultant. Her extensive experience as a licensed registered nurse and certified paramedic includes various clinical and administrative roles at both a rural and large tertiary care medical centers in central Pennsylvania. In addition, 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 has worked side-by-side with legislators and staff to implement critical policy initiatives at the state and federal level. Kathy understands the unique perspectives and needs of volunteer 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 joined ASMI in 2006.