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Kathleen Laporte

Senior General Manager - Brevard County

Kathy joined VITAS as a team manager in the Brevard program when it opened in 2002. She was named to the VITAS Leadership Council in 2003 and was promoted to general manager in Brevard in 2004.

Prior to joining VITAS, Kathy had 20 years of managerial experience in the healthcare industry, including three years as vice president of patient care at Hospice Care Network of Long Island, NY. She was with Wuesthoff Health Services in Rockledge, FL, for 17 years—nine of those as manager of patient care services for Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, one of the county’s first hospices.

“Kathy is an amazing leader,” notes Vice President of Operations Nancy Wallent. “It is an honor to work with her. She has a passion for the work she does and for expanding hospice services to the underserved. Glasses are never half empty with Kathy. Her optimism and creativity are a driving force.” 

Kathy has lived in Brevard County since 1981. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Farmingdale, Long Island, and an associate of arts degree from Brevard Community College. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida.

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