Kathy Owens

Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Owens is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services at Avalon Health Care, Inc.  Ms. Owens is a senior clinician with over 15 years’ experience in multi-state skilled nursing facility management and a proven record for quality patient care.  As Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Ms. Owens leads all of Avalon’s clinical and quality improvement initiatives and is directly responsible for adverse event management, regulatory compliance and care programs for Avalon’s patients.

Before joining Avalon, Ms. Owens served as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services for Sava Senior Care, where she provided clinical oversight to its more than 200 skilled nursing facilities in over 23 states.  Prior to joining Sava Senior Care, she served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Signature HealthCare, a large skilled nursing operator with over 130 facilities in ten states, and, before that, as the Senior Vice President of Clinical and Resident Services for the nursing center division of Kindred Healthcare, Inc.  At Kindred, Ms. Owens oversaw clinical operations for more than 180 facilities in 28 states. Before serving as Kindred’s’ Senior Vice President, she served as the Regional Vice President of Clinical Operations for Kindred’s Western Region, consisting of 114 facilities in 13 states, and as Kindred’s National Director of Specialty Programs, where she led initiatives in care models, including programs for cognitively impaired patients.

Ms. Owens earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore (Adult Nurse Practitioner and Long Term Care Coordination) and has a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from George Mason University.