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Katherine Anne Connors, PT, MPH


Katherine Ann Connors’ professional roots are planted in physical therapy, formerly with St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sisters of Charity Home Health Care, Carmel Richmond Rehabilitation Center, private practice, and currently as a private consultant. This extensive experience has guided her leadership style as chairman of the Community Leadership Board at Carmel Richmond, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Visiting Nurse Association of Staten Island, Board member of the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corp., and as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees at Richmond University Medical Center, where she was honored as a United Hospital Fund Distinguished Trustee, a Stanley Stilwell, MD Memorial Award recipient, and RUMC Gala Honoree.

A mother of three daughters, Katherine is committed to the importance of education, both locally and nationally. As President of the Notre Dame Academy Parent Guild, she captained the rollout of the Ophelia Project, an anti-bullying initiative. As co-founder of Girl Scout Troop #5364,

“Kathy” helped mentor nine girls in receiving their Gold Awards, following over thirteen years of troop service.  She is currently the immediate past Chairwoman of Friends of THIRTEEN / WNET, a member of the WNET Education Steering Committee, and a Leadership Council Member of American Public Television Stations. Kathy has extended her outreach into public media, including lobbying efforts in Washington. D.C.

Katherine’s tenure would not be complete without her service to iconic local institutions. As a longstanding Board member of the SI Children’s Museum and Saint George Theater, she has pioneered catalysts of culture on Staten Island, promoting the borough as a center of celebration and learning. This love has proven mutual; Katherine was recognized as a Moore Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni, a SIBOC Community Impact Award Recipient, a Notre Dame Academy Gala Honoree, and a Staten Island Advance Woman of Achievement.

Katherine received her BS. in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton and her master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  She resides in Staten Island with her husband John of 35 years.