A physical therapist, Kath has primarily worked in the area of health care improvement since 2004, when she joined Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council. In 2012, Kath launched her own business, the Groundwork Strategy, which provides teaching, coaching and facilitation to individuals, teams and organizations that want to work with technical and relational approaches to improvement in health, education and social care.
Since 2018, Kath has held the position of director of learning and program development for quality and safety with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. She is also a clinical assistant professor with the School of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Saskatchewan and is completing her doctorate in quality improvement and leadership with the University of Jönköping in Sweden.
Her work and research focus on leadership, learning, team development, conflict engagement, quality improvement, safety and interprofessional collaboration. Kath lives in Saskatoon with her partner and their two children, one of whom has complex medical and developmental needs.