Kathy has been the administrator of PracticeWell, formerly known as Pediatric Foundation, since 1991. Her ability to build consensus and creatively solve problems makes her an asset to the organization. She envisions many improvements that can be made within the healthcare industry to help relieve the business burden placed on physicians, allowing them to focus on their patients and provide the best care possible.Growing up on an Iowa farm and molded by self-reliant, ethical individuals, Kathy had an early introduction to business. A natural curiosity for science, along with her experience working in a hospital lab during college, inspired her to focus on a career in healthcare. Her education led her to a role as a Practice Manager in San Francisco for a large, well-respected pediatric practice, which became one of the founding practices of Pediatric Federation.Kathy earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and history from Northeast Missouri State University in addition to her medical technology degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a Registered Medical Technologist and a California licensed Accident and Health Insurance Agent. She has a supportive husband, and two wonderful sons, who are now passionately involved with PracticeWell as well.