Kathleen Kovarik has clinical experiences that have taken her from a Level I Trauma Center in Seattle, to summers working home care for Visiting Nurses in Spokane, Washington, to launching a Parish Nursing program in Missoula, Montana. She is an experienced educator, as well as clinician, teaching current healthcare workers through regional and national conferences, workshops and retreats, as well as the future generations of healthcare workers through college settings.

In the areas of ethics, documentation and communication, Kathleen developed expertise through her hands-on clinical experiences and teaching on these very important topics. She enjoys taking topics that might be a bit difficult and dry, and injecting humor and interactive elements that engage the group and inspire high-level learning.

Dr. Kovarik received her Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She pursued her Master
's in Physiological Nursing (Burn, Trauma, Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist) at the University of Washington in Seattle, with areas of concentration in biomedical ethics and administration. Kathleen's PhD is from Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) in Leadership Studies. She currently serves as an Ethics Committee member for Regional Health in Rapid City.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathleen Kovarik is the Executive Director for Faces of Leadership. She has an employment relationship with Regis University. Dr. Kovarik receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kathleen Kovarik has no non-financial relationship to disclose.