Kathy is Branch Chief for Health Care Institutions Licensing in the Division of Public Health Licensing with the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In that role she provides senior leadership for state licensing and Medicare and Medicaid certification for over 8500 health care institutions regulated by the Bureaus of Medical Facilities, Long Term Care Facilities and Residential Facilities.
In this position she also is responsible for physical plant health and safety compliance section responsible for validating health care institutions construction and modifications as required by R9-10.401.01 codes and standards compliance.
Kathy is a licensed registered nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. She has a strong background in Healthcare Quality and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). She is past President of the Arizona Association of Health Quality and past President of the Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA), an national organization that provides a forum for the state licensing and certification agencies in all 50 states and District of Columbia to address common interests, concerns, and health care program issues.