Kathy Salmonson, BSN, RN, NC-BC
Mentor, CannyNurse® Tribe
Kathy Salmonson is mostly retired after almost 40 years of nursing at Seattle Children’s Hospital in a variety of positions including clinical specialty care (rehabilitation, rheumatology, urology), and research. She worked in Regional Care Coordination encompassing a four state region including management of a multilingual, multicultural Patient Navigation Program. Her special interests include cross cultural issues in health care, such as diversity, equity and inclusion. She was a telemedicine pioneer and international nurse volunteer.
She is a Board Certified Integrative Nurse Coach who continues to explore and honor the diverse paths to wholeness and healing.
Kathy is a Cohort 1 CannyNurse® Graduate and currently works at a Tribal Cannabis dispensary providing educational consultations. She was previously the Wellness Nurse Care Manager at the Tribe’s Primary Care clinic.
She is a student of sacred sound and sacred plant medicine, including microdosing and sitting for peer-supported medicine journeys. Kathy is currently a co-facilitator in local university research trial for psilocybin assisted therapy for metastatic cancer patients in group retreat setting.
Kathy has been involved in her local psychedelic society since 2021 and has participated in other professional organizations throughout her career including the Integrative Nurse Coach Association, The Cross Cultural Health Care Program, Healing Touch, and Harmony Hill Cancer Retreat Center.
She is grateful to find home in Port Townsend, WA with her husband and two dogs. She has a love for learning, travel, gardening, wildcrafting and volunteerism.