"Throughout my career, I have been involved in practice policy development and leadership. I have subscribed to the words of Mahatma Gandhi in these efforts: 'Be the change you want to see in the world.'"
Dr. Kathleen (Kathi) M. White previously directed the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Master's degree programs at the School of Nursing. She currently coordinates the MSN Health Systems Management track and the MSN-MBA dual degree option. In July 2010, Dr. White began an assignment at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Health Resources and Services Administration, where she serves as a Senior Advisor to the Center for Health Workforce Analysis, the Division of Nursing and the Office of Performance Management in the Bureau of Health Professions. Dr. White also maintains a joint appointment as a clinical nurse specialist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH), where she is a member of the EBP Steering Committee and an original part of the collaborative SON/JHH team that developed the widely published, award-winning Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-based Practice Model and Guidelines. Dr. White's numerous practice leadership roles have included consulting with Parkway Group Healthcare in Singapore and the primary healthcare reform project in Armenia; serving as visiting faculty at the American University of Armenia; as a member of the Hopkins-Healthways Advisory Group; and as the Chairperson of the American Nursing Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics from 2006-2010. She currently serves on the Governor's Health Quality and Cost Council, the Maryland Health Care Commission's Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide Advisory Committee, the CareFirst Board of Directors, and the Maryland Patient Safety Center's Board of Directors, where she served as their inaugural Chairperson until 2011.