Grateful and humbly occupying land originally cared for by the Stillaguamish and Sauk-Suiattle tribes
Current Democratic PCO of LD 39, Candidate for State Senate in 2020 for LD 39, Past Local Unit Chair for WSNA, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma, WA (under a previous alias, Kathryn Kennard) Recipient of the Golden Acorn Award from my PTA days working with James Sales Elementary School, Past 4-H Leader for Rough Riders II.
Kathryn is a Registered Nurse in Washington State with over 30 years of experience in Healthcare working in the Acute Care setting in Oncology, IV Therapy, Critical Care, and Hospice. They currently work for their local, rural hospital in a supervisory role. Although they realized early in their career that we have a very flawed healthcare system and that we are all one day away from not being healthy any longer, it was while caring for their ailing parents that they truly experienced the inequity and injustice in our healthcare system. So after 25 years practicing as an RN with an Associates Degree, they went back and finished their Bachelors Degree in Nursing, focusing on Healthcare systems around the world and on Palliative Care. Since graduating in 2017,they have been able to focus on their goal of seeing a Universal Healthcare system become a reality for the citizens of our state and country.
They are a mother of 3 sons and a grandmother of 5 and does this work for them and all of our children. They live in Arlington, Washington, and is married to their husband Steve. In their spare time, they love to spend time with their horses out on the trails and traveling around the country with the North American Trail Ride Conference. They hope to be able to get back to that seriously once this challenge is completed.
They are constantly impressed with the dedication, talent, and caring compassion of all the volunteers for Whole Washington and can’t imagine doing this work without all of them.