Cathy is a student in the Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) Online MS program. She earned her BSN at Eastern Michigan University in 2006, joining Nursing at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in January 2007. Cathy spent four years caring for inpatient pediatric patients on a med/surg unit. In 2011, she joined the ambulatory care specialty clinics in Pediatric Pulmonology, where her passion for cystic fibrosis (CF) care arose. In 2017, Cathy became the Pediatric CF Program Coordinator. Since then, she has been involved in numerous quality improvement efforts to better the care for people with CF. Cathy sits on the state-wide newborn screen committee for CF. She is the co-Quality Improvement Leader for her team, through involvement in the CF Learning Network (CFLN). Cathy has assisted her team in training and supporting both the CF Center in Marmara, Turkey, as well as CF Centers in Egypt.
Cathy is married and has two young children and 2 cats. She grew up locally and lives locally. Her husband has two degrees from Michigan Engineering and he loves Michigan Football. She’s proud to further her education at Michigan.
Other Professional Highlights: State of Michigan Newborn Screen Cystic Fibrosis Quality Improvement Committee Member; Cystic Fibrosis Learning Network, CF Center Quality Improvement Leader; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CF Program Coordinator Mentorship Program, mentor; Coordinator of Cystic Fibrosis Family Advisory Board, Pediatric; American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, member; Michigan Nurses Association, member
Cystic fibrosis, quality improvement, care coordination, transitions in care