Each year, National Kidney Foundation Council bestows the Susan C. Knapp Excellence in Education Award to one renal dietitian in the country.
Puget Sound Kidney Centers is proud to announce that our Director of Renal Nutritional Services, Kathy Schiro Harvey, has received this distinction for 2018!
Kathy is an expert in nutrition education, having a Master’s in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington (UW). For the past 37 years, Kathy has been a renal dietitian and nutritionist, specializing in chronic kidney disease (CKD) education and dialysis.
Always looking for new ways to help improve the quality of care for people with CKD, Kathy is active in the CKD community. Her involvement includes working with organizations like the National Kidney Foundation, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Washington State Council on Renal Nutrition.
Kathy is a frequent lecturer on renal nutrition and is a dietitian preceptor at local and out-of-state universities, including UW, Washington State University (WSU), Central Washington University (CWU), Bastyr University, University of Northern Colorado (UNC), University of Houston (UH) and Iowa State University (ISU). Moreover, Kathy has contributed to the production of numerous renal nutrition publications, including textbooks, peer reviews and professional manuals as an author, coauthor and editor.
Congratulations to Kathy for her dedication and hard work! She is an important and valuable member of our team, and we are honored to serve with her.