Kathy_Conery_Lg.jpgWoodbury Operations Director

Kathy joined the PrairieCare leadership team in 2013 as the Site Supervisor at the Woodbury location. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of St. Catherine and a Master of Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. Kathy has been in the human services field for 29 years working with a diverse population at various stages of life from young adults to end of life. Prior to joining PrairieCare, Kathy worked in leadership positions in Rise Inc., serving adults with disabilities, St. Paul Public Housing as Program Coordinator for the Congregate Housing Services Program, and served as the Social Services Director in a Skilled Nursing Facility.  Kathy’s clinical work has been in developmental disabilities, end of life care, individuals and couples counseling, and grief and loss counseling.  Kathy did research and authored an academic book on Ambiguous Loss in Families of Veterans in 2011. Kathy also serves as the Patient Advocate in PrairieCare and is dedicated to ensuring patients and their families receive the psychiatric care that is truly needed.