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Kathleen was born in 1948, raised in Sellersville, Bucks County and graduated from Pennridge High School in 1966. She went to Bucknell University where she majored in languages and graduated with honors in 1970. From 1970 to 1987, Kathleen had a varied employment career: running a ski lodge in Vermont, working for the Philadelphia Health Department, doing mental health commitments for Bucks County MH/MR, and finally, working for both Lenape Valley Foundation and the Penn Foundation as a crisis worker. As a crisis worker, Kathleen worked out of the emergency departments of Doylestown and Grandview Hospitals.
Kathleen has always been interested in law and started law school at Temple University in 1987. In four years, she worked her way through law school, working nights and weekends for Lenape Valley Foundation. At that time, Temple Law was one of the few law schools in the nation offering courses in Elder Law. Kathleen took every one. When she graduated in 1991, she immediately set up a private practice concentrating in Elder Law. Kathleen found that her background in languages and crisis intervention were very helpful in the field of Elder Law. First, law is like a foreign language to most people and it is helpful to have someone to translate. Second, at crisis, Kathleen routinely encountered people who were overwhelmed by problems that they had no idea how to solve and didn’t know what resources or possibilities were available to them. Very like the practice of law.
Kathleen has varied interests, including horseback riding, hiking, biking, traveling and reading. She lives with her husband of 50 years in rural southern New Jersey. Kathleen has two grown sons and five grandchildren.