We Are IH: East Shore admin assistant enjoys ‘garden therapy’

December 15, 2022

Name: Kathy Smith (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Administrative Services
Years of Service: 15
Worksite: East Shore Community Health Centre
Community: East Shore/Crawford Bay and Surrounding Communities
Ancestral TerritoryKootenay/Ktunaxa
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: The best gift you can give someone is your time.

Kathy Smith was born in Edmonton. She lived in the towns of Calmar, Warburg and Whitecourt, Alta., before moving to Riondel, B.C. in 1999. Kathy considers herself “loyal to a fault at times” and likes to help people.

She believes this career chose her. “When asked if I wanted to work as a receptionist in a small clinic in Riondel for Dr. Savory, little did I know that it was so much more than just answering a phone and making appointments. I have been able to help people who have a hard time trying to navigate our ever-changing system. It has been a very huge learning curve for me, which I love.”

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