"I loved working with her. She was always calm and reasonable and on mission," said Dr.
"Kathy was one of the most giving and compassionate persons I have ever known or met. She always went out of her way for her patients, family and friends," said
She was a graduate of the
From 1972 to 1973, she was a staff nurse in the medical surgical unit at
She graduated in 1976 from
While studying at GWU,
She began her career as a registered nurse practitioner in 1976 at
From 1980 to 1981, she was outpatient nurse practitioner and nursing supervisor at
In 1987 she was named director of oncology services, responsible for planning and development of the oncology unit, breast screening center, cancer support group and tumor registry.
She became director of ambulatory services in 1989, in charge of the management of outpatient clinics, home care, hospice and the osteoporosis and breast screening centers.
For six years she had an office-based geriatric practice and a part-time practice in the assisted living facility at
"She was our first nurse practitioner in our practice in 2005,"
She provided outreach to seniors in income-restricted facilities in
"Kathy was a dedicated, gifted humanitarian. She was a person who lived her life with grace and passion," said
"She provided care to many in the
"Kathy was awesome and gave of herself first and was always looking to do for others," said
In 2013, she brought her skills to Village Crossroads, a
She had not retired at her death.
"She was totally committed to her patients,"
"She was drawn to her work by the needs of people," said
She had been an active member of
A resident of
"Her job was very demanding and baking for her was a way to escape," said her brother,
She baked lemon bars, scones, muffins and tarts which she sold to the
"She loved dogs and had two Welsh corgis," her brother said. "She'd even go up to bomb-sniffing dogs in airports and pet them."
For many years,
She was a communicant of
In addition to her brother,
Charles E. 'Chuck' Doering, founder popular
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