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Kathy Hamels

Board Member

 

Kathy was born in California and spent the first half of her life in the San Diego area. Then, her husband’s job brought them to Midland and they stayed! Kathy has three married children and six grandchildren.  She had the joy of being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years before returning to work in the fields of pharmaceuticals, employee benefits and mental health.

After the birth of her first child, Kathy became interested in health and nutrition, especially as it applied to her family. Weimar Institute presented a seminar at her home church in the San Diego area around 1979, explaining the benefits of a plant-based diet. She was then introduced to the CHIP program (Complete Health Improvement Program) and how it could help people’s health and potentially reverse diseases. Awareness of so many people sick and/or dying of lifestyle-related diseases motivated her to serve as director of the CHIP program for local area church members.