Kathi retired as Technical Service and Regulatory Affairs Manager from Aearo Company, the former American Optical Safety Products Business, in 2000. Since that time she has been a Caregiver of People in Northeastern Conn.
She serves as the Treasurer of the Living Faith United Methodist Church and is also a member of the Outreach-Mission Team, the Church Council and the Board of Trustees. Over 25 years ago she was instrumental in starting the Critical Needs Ministry which is still operational today. This program provides furniture and household items to individuals and families in need in Northeastern Connecticut. Kathi has also served as Treasurer and Board Member of the Nicaragua Planning Committee of the New England United Methodist Church which provides health care, food and education to an indigenous group of people in that country. She has had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua five times.
Since the establishment of Interfaith Human Services of Putnam in 2005, she has served as Secretary and Board Member. Kathi is Program Coordinator for the IHSP-Daily Bread Food Pantry, the Putnam Fuel Fund and the Homelessness Assistance Program and oversees the NU2U Clothing Operation, a life long dream. She has been instrumental in the establishment of the IHSP-Diaper Bank of NECT and serves as an Advisory Board Team Member.
Kathi also serves as the Community Resource Coordinator & Treasurer for the Northeastern Connecticut Salvation Army Service Unit and as Secretary-Treasurer-Sexton of the Putnam Cemetery Association.
She has been the Recipient of the George J Racine Humanitarian Award from the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce; the L. Gerald LaPointe Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Putnam Lions Club and the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Putnam Rotary Club.
Kathi is a Lifelong resident of Putnam; the mother of three sons and daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren.