Kathryn is currently a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor~Supervisor (LADC-S) for the Community Addictions Recovery Enterprises (C.A.R.E.) for the State of Minnesota, in Fergus Falls since October 2018. She previously worked as a LADC counselor for the Minnesota Health Fairview Program Serving Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind Individuals. She was there for over 11 years. She graduated from St. Catherine University's Medical and Mental Health interpreter training program. Kathryn has worked as a program coordinator, program manager in adult foster care and supported living along with the clinical coordinator for 15 years. During this time, Kathryn returned to college and received a BA degree in psychology and addiction counseling. Kathryn then obtained licensure for alcohol and drug counseling (LADC). She is also the president of Deaf Can, Inc. She, along with Herman Fuechtmann and Mike Adams, opened the first collaborative sober living program with RS Eden for those in recovery who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing. This was made possible with help from MNCDHH, and a grant from the Alcohol and Drug Division of the State of Minnesota. She is also supervising Deaf Can, Inc.'s, Peer Recovery Support staff and Deaf Outreach Services (DOS). Peer Recovery support staff provide services to Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing individuals in all steps of recovery. Weekly meetings for FAR group 1:1 for individuals and activities. The DOS program provides ILS/CADI, services under 245D licenses for the State of Minnesota. She is also a member of the DHHS Northwest Advisory Committee and a member of the State Equity Committee. On most weekends, Kathryn can be found at her cabin in western Minnesota with family and friends and exploring Northwest Minnesota areas.
"It is important to me to serve on this board because…I believe together we CAN make a difference in our community." ~ Kathryn Rose