As Pillars Adult & Family Shelter manager, Kathy’s role is to oversee shelter programming, day to day operations and case management programs. She manages the Adult and Family Shelter’s Recovery Coach, Case Managers, Shelter Client Advocates and Peer Support Specialists. Kathy served in several capacities at the Pillars Adult & Family Shelter (formerly Homeless Connections) from 2014 to 2018, including Shelter Client Advocate, Case Manager and, just prior to the merge, Case Management Team Leader. Previously, she managed and facilitated a home-based private educational program for 15 years. Kathy earned her Bachelor’s Degree (summa cum laude) from Ohio State University. With a focus on contemporary North American history, her academic training provided her an understanding of root causes of poverty in American society which has informed her work with Pillars. In her off hours, Kathy enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, kayaking, hiking and traveling.