Kathy's COVID Story - "How do you keep everyone from hugging?"

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About Kathy McCarthy

Kathy has served as Chief Operating Officer for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians since 2007. Prior to that, she was Director of Membership and Operations and has been with TAFP since 1997 serving in a variety of roles.

As COO, she oversees the day-to-day operations, works closely with volunteer leaders, and serves as Executive Director of the TAFP Foundation.

Kathy earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

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You can listen to or download Kathy's COVID Story from your favorite podcast app.

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A technical note

When we first had the idea for COVID Stories, we thought we'd record ten or fifteen minutes and then edit that down to a three to five minute segment. But then the interviews began and it was almost cathartic. Everyone had more to say than could be fit into ten or fifteen minutes. When we heard the awesome insights that were being shared, we realized there was no way to cut anything. So, it's all here.

Also, the COVID Stories interviews were conducted during the shelter-in-place lockdown using Microsoft Teams. What you’re hearing is unedited, unfiltered, and with any call quality issues and technical glitches left in. We’ve all had our share of online meetings during lockdown, so you can probably relate to these glitches that can pop up when you least expect it.

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