Kathleen serves as an equity mentor, speaker, trainer, and DEI publisher. She provides services to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Mountain Plains, and West regions through online, in-person, and hybrid formats.
She has worked with governing bodies of an organization, individuals who oversee operations of teams, and staff/key personnel or volunteers within an organization. She has served and partnered with various populations, including Asian or Asian American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Black/African American, White/Caucasian, and people with disabilities.
Much of Kathleen’s work involves health inequities, trauma, and differential impact in racial/ethnic minority populations. She is passionate about her work as a journal editor and publisher. Over the past 10 years, has sponsored numerous webinars on equity and breastfeeding, particularly regarding African Americans. She has been invited to provide training on various health conditions and how intergenerational trauma increases susceptibility for both for the Native tribes. As a journal editor of both Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma, she has ensured representation of BIPOC on editorial review boards. Kathleen has been a member of many organizations/committees including the APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology, Member and APA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.
Kathleen’s personal experience is with disability, which is rarely discussed in the breastfeeding world, and she hopes to see more inclusion in the future.