Community Impact Director
Kathy Hurt brings over three decades of behavioral health and community organizing experience to her role as Community Impact Director for FHE Health. She’s responsible for raising public awareness about the stigma of mental health issues and substance use disorders, as well as overseeing government and community affairs.
Kathy is a board member of CODE 893, serves on the Broward County Advisory Board for Broward Addiction Recovery Center, Veterans’ Council and is active in numerous community organizations including United Way, Mission United, Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Broward League of Cities, Broward Alliance, and The Faith Based Advocacy Council.
Prior to joining FHE Health in 2018, Kathy had a successful career with the Sun Sentinel/Tribune Corporation as well as a news anchor for WWCI TV and a radio show host for WTTB News Radio. Her sister’s premature death from alcoholism propelled Kathy to a career focused on substance advocacy. She became Director of Development of the Treasure Coast for Hanley Center/Hanley Family Foundation overseeing fundraising and public relations and launching a regional summit on the drug epidemic that continues to this day.
Kathy is a Certified Addictions Professional and Case Evaluator as well as a Nationally Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She is also graduate of Chicago’s Tribune School of Business and Management. She lives in South Florida with her husband and two fur babies.