Kathy served as the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice from 2002 to 2004, the first woman to hold that position. Before that appointment, Kathy had spent the bulk of her career in the Office of the Mercer County Prosecutor where she served as Acting Prosecutor, First Assistant Prosecutor and Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor. Before joining the Mercer Prosecutor’s Office, she began her professional career in the Division of Criminal Justice as a trial attorney. As a trial prosecutor, Kathy has handled every type of criminal trial, including homicide cases, kidnappings, and sexual assault cases. Not only has she tried innumerable cases, but over the course of her career, she has given lectures on trying cases for numerous groups, both professional and civic.
Kathy has received numerous awards, most recently being named by the New Jersey Law Journal to their first class of Lifetime Achievement Award winners based on the totality of excellence in her professional career. She was also awarded the Arthur Armitage Most Distinguished Alumni Award from the Rutgers-Camden School of Law and the Trial Bar Award bestowed by the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey.