A nurse for 41 years, Kathleen Lehmann served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in federal medical facilities, including Germany for two decades. She earned formal graduate degrees, as well as specialty certifications in Dementia, Trauma, Suicide, Recovery, Spirituality, and Integrative Medicine. Her work spans research, academia, and psychiatry. She is active in numerous professional organizations and has presented her work at multiple national nursing conferences. She has published articles, chapters, and online reference and educational resource materials. She was awarded ANCC PMHN for 2017, is a doctoral candidate at Liberty University expecting to graduate in May 2019.