Katherine A. Connors


Katherine Anne Connors joined the Board of Directors of The Friends of Thirteen, Inc. in October 2010. She was elected as Chairman of the board in 2019.  Kathy also serves on WNET’s Education Steering Committee. She currently practices as a physical therapist on Staten Island. She earned her master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Scranton. She formerly held positions in the rehabilitation departments at the Sisters of Charity Home Health Care Corporation, Carmel Richmond Nursing Home, and St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Staten Island.

She serves as a Trustee on the board of Richmond University Medical Center, and the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation as well as the chairman of the leadership board of Archcare at Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, and a Trustee on the board of The St. George Theatre. She served on the Board of Directors at the Staten Island Children’s Museum from 1994-2018. In addition, Katherine was a founding member of the Staten Island Borough President’s Health and Wellness Advisory Council.  In 2009, she received the Stanley Stilwell M.D. Memorial Award from Richmond University Medical Center.  Other awards include the United Hospital Fund Distinguished Trustee Award 2016, The Richmond University Medical Center Outstanding Leadership Award 2016, Moore Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni Award 2017, and she was honored as a Woman of Empowerment by the Staten Island Business Outreach Center. The Staten Island Advance awarded Katherine the designation of a “Woman of Achievement” in 2019.

Her community involvement has included serving as President of the Notre Dame Academy Elementary School Parent Guild (2007 –2010) and as founding leader of Girl Scout Troop #5364 (2005 – 2018). She lives on Staten Island with her husband John P Connors Jr. and has three children, Eileen, Katherine, and Colleen.