PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
A native Californian, Kathy was raised in the Southern California area, graduating from UCLA in 1978, with a bachelor degree in Economics. Professionally, her career journey began in retail marketing and sales, to whole sale purchasing, and then to development and construction management. In 1990, her husband and she purchased a small business in Salt Lake City, Utah. She then became the HR and accounting manager. They sold their business in 2012 and have now returned to California to live.
She has been involved in various non-profit organizations over the years, including The University of Utah Tanner Dance Program as a board member for 8 years and chair for two years. She was involved in private school PTA programs, Catholic Community leadership, and the SLC Jewish Community Center, which included many years of fundraising and development work.
She joined PFLAG in 2005 in Salt Lake City with her husband, serving as a PFLAG Chapter president for 4 years. This lead to PFLAG National involvement as the Mountain West Regional Director for four years, and a National Board Member for four years. She currently serves as the President of PFLAG National Board of Directors and is the former PFLAG Regional Director Chair.
Kathy's PFLAG journey has given her the opportunity to collaborate with various organizations, including the Utah Pride Center, Equality Utah, Planned Parenthood of Utah, Utah Homeless youth center, and others. This work has brought her not only joy but also purpose in how she experiences and lives. She is thankful for her relationship with PFLAG.