Kathy joined MSQC in July 2017 after spending three years as the Program Manager for the Michigan Surgical Health & Optimization Program (MSHOP). She has spent her entire 21 year career at the University of Michigan, where she has over ten years of experience managing research programs ranging from studies of innovative forms of health communication to programs, pediatric asthma, pelvic floor research, and preeclampsia prevention. She later managed the Patient Education program at the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, which included oversight of the Skills Laboratory for patient teaching. She is certified in Lean for Healthcare and has managed numerous quality improvement initiatives during her years of employment at Michigan Medicine, including work with the Lean for Clinical Redesign CQI.
Kathy graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science, focusing on public health policy. She received a Masters of Health Services Administration in 1996 from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She brings her vast past experience implementing research protocols and managing quality improvement programs to her role at MSQC, where she will be primarily charged with overseeing quality improvement implementation and regulatory management.