Metro Region Representative
Kathryn is currently a chemical dependency counselor for Minnesota Health Fairview Program Serving Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind Individuals and has been with them for over 11 years. She graduated from St. Catherine University's interpreter training program. She has worked as a program coordinator, program manager, adult foster care and supported living clinical coordinator for 15 years. During this time, she returned to college and received a degree in psychology with a 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 the Commission, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD), and a grant from the Alcohol and Drug Division of the State of Minnesota. She is also managing Deaf Can, Inc.'s expansion of Deaf Outreach Services (DOS). This program provides ILS/CADI, Homemaker, and Companion services under 245D licenses for the State of Minnesota. DOS is licensed in all but 2 counties in Minnesota and hopes to offer mental health therapy in the community soon. Kathryn can be found at her cabin in western Minnesota on most weekends.
"It is important to me to serve on this board because…I believe together we CAN make a difference in our community." ~ Kathryn Rose