Welcome to Kathy Parrish, the new Administrative Support Assistant II, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Mrs. Parrish is from Lake Butler, Florida, and is married to Mike Parrish; they have two children, Lane, 19 and Tara, 18. Kathy recently graduated from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology; she also has an Associate’s degree in Elementary Education from Florida Gateway College. Kathy was previously employed at Lake Butler Elementary School as an ESE Paraprofessional for seven years before joining us in the Department of Anesthesiology. When Kathy is not working, she is actively involved in her church with their youth groups and missions. She is an administration support member for Operation Christmas Child, which helps prepare shoeboxes for children in other countries so they are able to have Christmas gifts. In her spare time, she likes to relax by hunting, fishing, and spending time with family. Kathy is looking forward to new challenges and having a successful career here at UF and the College of Medicine. We are excited to have Kathy join us, and we ask you to help us welcome her to the department!