is Co-Director of the HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Psychosocial and Education)
Program in the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's
Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She has been involved in the areas of late effects
and survivorship for more than 25 years. Kathy established the CHLA LIFE
Program along with its annual Survivor's Day celebrations and survivor
scholarship program. Kathy is one of the editors and chapter authors of the
textbook for professionals, Survivors of
Childhood Cancer: Assessment and Management (now in its second edition).
She has published and lectured extensively on topics such as transitions in
care, survivorship needs, and the role of nurses in late effects evaluation.
is the mother of a son, Daniel, who is now 26. Living with Daniel, who is
profoundly deaf, has brought new challenges and opened new worlds. Her personal
experience as the mother of a young person with a disability has enriched her
perspective and deepened her commitment to finding ways to help children and
their families survive and transcend the experience with cancer.