Katja is the Program Manager for RISE VT Orange County. After years of working as a veterinary technician, she wanted to move to the human side of health care and received a Master in Health and Wellness where she focused on lifestyle disease prevention. Katja joined Gifford Health Care in 2020 as a Care Coordinator on the Community Health Team and recently moved into the role of Community Relations Coordinator. She enjoys working with community members of all ages to promote healthy lifestyles and empowering individuals to take an active role in their health. Katja is also currently completing her certification in Health and Wellness Coaching.
When not working, Katja can be found spending time with her husband and kids, caring for the animals on their farm, gardening, cooking, knitting, and enjoying the outdoors.