Capt. Kathleen “Kathy” Thorp, USN (Ret.) has extensive experience in military health, as she served 35 years in the Navy Reserve in numerous leadership and Senior Executive positions during her career. She holds a nursing license in Maryland, maintains her clinical expertise in maternal/child health, as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Most recently, Thorp helped to develop policy and provided guidance and technical assistance for military medical readiness and health policy initiatives for the Joint Services Medical Department, and provided subject matter expertise for Capability Based Assessments for Department of Defense clients at Booz Allen Hamilton.