Kathlynne Espy is the Director of Community Engagement for Mount Carmel Health System. A highly respected community leader and champion of diversity and inclusion, Kathy specializes in fostering community engagement and relationship-building.
Kathy’s association with Mount Carmel began 26 years ago when she served as a member of the then new Board of Trustees for Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN). Her advocacy to support minority students in their journey to become professional nurses led to a leadership position at MCCN as director of Diversity and Inclusion. Kathy developed a notable Learning Trails program that not only supports and encourages students, but also has contributed to the College’s growth and success.
Over the years, Kathy’s positive impact on the lives of others has extended well beyond Mount Carmel. She is among a handful of women to receive the coveted YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award; and has been recognized with the Columbus Business First’s Diversity in Business Award for Lifetime Achievement. Kathy is a strong supporter of Spelman College and a HBCU advocate.