has been with Pediatric Orthopedic Specialty Center at Miller Children’s Hospital since 2000 and has worked at Long Beach Memorial since 1983. Kathie has worked in many different aspects of healthcare, from post op surgical nursing to Home Health /Hospice Care.  Kathie was presented with the “Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses” in 2013. She has specialized training in all aspects of pediatric orthopedics to include care coordination and works closely with physicians in preparing patients for complex spine and hip surgeries. She is a strong advocate for children with special needs and their families. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 35 years, her three adult children and her dog Morgan. She likes to golf, travel, cheering on UC Berkeley athletics and being with her large extended family. Born and raised in Long Beach, Kathie is committed to serving the Long Beach community by supporting local charities and serving on the Board of the Tichenor Clinic. ​​