Kathy joined Contra Costa Oncology in 2008. She carries a double certification as a board certified adult nurse practitioner and as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner. Kathy graduated with honors from UCSF's Master's Nurse Practitioner program. She, also, holds bachelor's degrees in psychology/sociology and nursing. All degrees were conferred with honors and distinction. Her background includes many years of experience at Stanford University Hospital in primary care, trauma, intensive care, and cardiology. She has coordinated clinical medical research in interventional cardiology and radiology and continues to coordinate the practice's clinical trials. Kathy continues to coordinate clinical trials for Contra Costa Oncology, as well as gently guiding patients through bone marrow biopsies. Since graduation Kathy has pursued additional studies in Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment through the Oncology Nurses Society and more recently became a member of City of Hope's community of practice upon completing their Intensive Course for Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment. Kathy has an active role in coordinating the American Cancer Society's San Ramon site of Relay for Life and is a volunteer with the California Disaster Relief Medical Volunteers. In her spare time she enjoys physical fitness, time with family, travel, reading and hiking.