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Kathy Rust

Kathy Rust

Director of Community Engagement

As the Director of Community Engagement, Kathy's responsibilities include managing the program staff at Solheim and lending support to a variety of civic organizations in the local community. She brings a strong background of public service and civic engagement. Kathy served in the Executive Branch of government on the White House staffs for three Presidents and the Legislative Branch staffing in the U.S. Senate. Prior to coming to Solheim, Kathy was the full time caregiver for her parent. She understands firsthand the challenges facing families taking care of mom or dad.

Currently, Kathy serves on several local boards including: the Patient Family Advisory Council and Women's Council at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital; Glendale Rotary Noon Board Member; Center for Aging Resources/Heritage Clinic Board Member; a stakeholder on a national advisory panel dealing with transition care; and serves on the Public Policy Cabinet for Leading Age - the advocacy arm for care facilities like Solheim.

Kathy is a native of Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. 

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