Kathy Kennedy is the Community Development Specialist at the BC Centre for Palliative Care (BCCPC) and Co-lead for the Compassionate Communities initiative and the Seed Grant Program. Kathy has more than 30 years of leadership and service delivery experience in health and social services organizations at both the community and provincial levels. She has developed and implemented numerous educational and support programs, as well as designing and facilitating training programs for staff and volunteers. Prior to joining the BCCPC, Kathy was with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. from 2000 to 2016. As Director of Programs and Services, she led the development and implementation of the First Link® Dementia Support program with a staff team that doubled in size to 50, located throughout the province.