Kathy began her career in human services over 25 years ago. After 9 years working in the field of Child Welfare, she joined Communitas as a Residential Services Program Coordinator in 2003. During her time in Communitas’ Residential Services division, Kathy was responsible for the management of 5 community-based residential homes and for the formal development of what is now the Independent Home Supports program.
Now, as the Program Systems Specialist, Kathy works with programs to develop quality enhancement tools and to track their effectiveness. She acts as liaison to licensing, certification and accreditation agencies and manages program compliance with training to enhance service delivery. Kathy has supported the agency through many DDS surveys, including as CARF surveys. She also coordinates the Policy Committee, works with the Annual Better Together Gala Committee and the Employee Appreciation Committee.
As the Human Rights Coordinator, Kathy works closely with programs, individuals, families and the Human Rights Committee to promote Communitas’ commitment to ensuring that people’s rights are honored, their choices are respected and their voices are valued.