Research Nurse Supervisor
Working on native lands has always been my most favored work space. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of the Apache people. I, in turn, receive calm and peacefulness working with a team of people all dedicated to the provision of hope, health and increased well-being for all community members through the varied clinical trials, home safety and behavioral health projects undertaken by the Center. I particularly value the emphasis on the preservation of tradition and the reverence for the contributions of the elders the Apache people maintain in their culture.
Katherine is a registered nurse who has worked with the Center for American Indian Health since September, 2016. She holds a Master’s degree in Nursing from Northern Arizona University in Rural Health Nursing, emphasis on education. She has taught nursing throughout the Navajo and Apache reservations. Her most current clinical role was as Certified Oncology Nurse at Summit Regional Medical Center where she was a chemotherapy provider. Her current role as Research Nurse Manager at the Whiteriver field site consists of assuring accurate implementation of all aspects of multiple study protocols and the supervision of field health workers.