Kathleen Wall, RN

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    Kathleen Wall

Executive Director

Maine Lakes Resource Center

Belgrade Lakes, ME

Graduate: Charles S. Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 1965 - Now a part of SUNY NY. Head and Neck Oncology Nursing, Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, NY. Post graduate studies at University of Buffalo, Skidmore College, University of Maine, Maine College of Art. Chief Nurse of the Hemodialysis and Transplant Program, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Programs, Children's Health Collaborative, and Adolescent Mental Health Teen Center Project. Created nursing training programs for Niagara University, developed regional heparinization with the Hematology Department, and initiated family support groups.

Chief Executive for the Maine Lakes Resource Center/MLRC, Belgrade Lakes, Maine. The MLRC is a building and organization that houses and supports four other conservation organizations representing local, regional, and statewide scopes as well as a field station for Colby College Environmental Studies.

Created and operated the Renal Transplant Program for the Medical Department at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (Cooperstown, NY)/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Created nursing training programs and family support groups.

Head Nurse, Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital (1973-4).

Chief Administrator, The New Day School (non-traditional K-8 school) under licensure by the State of Maine Department of Education. 

Director, Children's Health Collaborative, Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, Maine. 

After 7 years of child abuse/domestic violence work, she iniiated preventive mental health/substance abuse programming in an original teen center, The Edge that works closely with Augusta School Department, the Office of Substance Abuse and the Department of Corrections Juvenile Services. The Edge became the Augusta Boys and Girls Club.

The Edge/Augusta Boys and Girls Club exists today and was recognized as an emerging best practice by the Federal Department of Education. The club gained 5 other state and community awards between 2002 and 2012. It has been recognized as a model of Social Entrepreneurship and has won several grants.

Since 2012, Mrs. Wall has initiated a new environmental endeavor in the Belgrade Lakes, Maine, where she oversees a coalition of 4 other conservation groups in a newly created building made from two recycled Amish barns brought to the area from Pennsylvania. As she is fond of saying, "I have moved from nursing our young people to nursing the environment. It does no good to save children if we do not have safe, healthy places in which they can grow, exercise and learn to enjoy the outdoors." 

She feels the most life-changing experience, on an equal footing with having children, has been the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse fellowship. Kathi feels very privileged to have support that allows her to take advantage of exciting, new endeavors that lead to new thinking about old problems...... there are no plans for retirement, only reinvention.