Katie’s work at the intersection of biology and culture and her shared philosophy on the value of human touch in healing everything from cells to society drew her to Integrative Touch’s pioneering community-based model, first as a volunteer, and now as VP of Programs & Community Wellness. Katie truly adores designing and delivering team-based wellness services that relieve suffering with love in home, healthcare, and community settings. She is particularly passionate about scaling and replicating this work to empower caregivers and health systems at all levels.
Katie began her foray into pediatric medicine while studying modern trends in pediatric growth and development for the National Institute of Justice. Her study of the regenerative mechanism of the human body began after severely fracturing multiple bones. Through volunteerism, Katie allied with organizations delivering healing therapies to the underserved and generating innovative health care systems improvements. Katie holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS in biological and forensic anthropology from Mercyhurst University. Katie is a Licensed Massage Therapist and continues to study the regenerative mechanisms present in body and society and the healing arts that support mental, emotional, physical, energetic, and spiritual resilience.
Team Fun Facts: A devoted swimmer, Katie is more comfortable in water than on land. Her earlier research in biology and forensic anthropology led to a penchant for collecting skeletal material. Always up for a challenge, Katie also enjoys working on complex wooden puzzles.