Kathleen holds the title of Chairman of theExecutive Board at Kasem Care. She isthe mother of three grown children andgrandmother of Wyatt, Wynnie and Dylan.She worked for the United States Postalservice as a mail carrier and unionrepresentative for eight years negotiatingwith management for the rights of her co-workers.
In 1990 Kathy got involved with the selfhelp movement attending many talks andconferences on sexual abuse, domesticviolence and chemical dependency withspeakers such as Depok Chopra, andJohn Bradshaw. As a member of the RedCross she helped hurricane Katrina victimsby listening to their stories and obtainingclothes, medical attention and funds forlodgings.
During the Christmas of 2012 Kathy's father was taken by a caregiver “friend”who left no information on where they were going or when they'd be back. Thatwas the start of her father’s 14 month isolation, abuse and eventual death at thehands of others. Not only did they isolate Kathy’s father from all family and
friends, they stole his entire estate and changed his will leaving nothing to his 4children or grandchildren. This led to her involvement in Kasem Cares and herposition on the executive board of Kasem Cares.For the last 2 years Kathy has lobbied the “Visitation Bill” speaking to dozens ofSenators, Assembly Members, Delegates and State Representatives all over thecountry. She was an instrumental part of the successful passage of the bill in 8states which helped earn Kasem Cares several awards including Congressionaland State Assembly recognition.Kathy personally helps victims who write in or call in to the Kasem Cares helpline. She continues to push the “Kasem Cares Visitation Bill” forward in 2017 by
lobbying 13 new states who have the bill currently going through their legislature.