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Kathy Everett-Gaines
Community Relations Coordinator

Garden City, N.Y. – NAPW honors Kathy Everett-Gaines as a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year.  Ms.  Everett-Gaines is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business.  As the largest, most recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with nearly 700,000 members and over 200 local Chapters.

“In every career I’ve been in, whether in banking or in healthcare, I enjoy connecting with people.  When I see a Senior or someone in need of assistance, I automatically think of ways to help,” says Ms.  Everett-Gaines.

After reaching the pinnacle of her 20 year career in banking and attaining the position of Vice President of Savings Operations Ms. Everett-Gaines made a gratifying career change to the Healthcare field.  She currently serves as the Community Relations Coordinator at Wilson Health Care Center –Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg Maryland.  Asbury Methodist Village is the 12th largest Continuing Care Retirement Community in the country offering independent living, assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation therapy services, wound care and long term care.

In her role, Ms. Everett-Gaines brings essential resources and services to residents.  She serves as the face of Wilson Health Care Center at local hospitals and community related venues. In particular, she assists both current and potential residents transition into skilled nursing services.

Ms. Everett-Gaines is the co-founder of Women of Color Who Serve Seniors….(WOCSS) established in September of 2011.  WOCSS brings together professional women and men of color, making the services they provide to Seniors and their loved ones more visible and accessible.  “We are your one stop shop to navigate through life’s natural cycle.”

Ms.  Everett-Gaines hopes to continue adding to her already expansive network of resources she has successfully built over the last 15 years.  “I love what I do and I receive the greatest satisfaction knowing I can make a difference in someone life each and every day,” she says.

About Us

WOCSS (Women of Color Who Serve Seniors) is a network of professional women of color from diverse disciplines and specializations who are passionate about enhancing the lives of seniors in the Washington, DC, area. We are a service-oriented networking group that provides helpful referrals to individual business owners in order to help them establish and maintain their businesses.

Our nonprofit organization is the brainchild of Kathy Everett-Gaines and Irene V. Jackson-Brown, PhD, CSA, CMC. Their vision was to create a network to communicate knowledge and resources to support women of color in their efforts to enhance the lives of seniors. The first gathering of WOCSS was in the fall of 2011, which brought together 30 women of color from a full range of care services in both the medical and non-medical arenas.

WOCSS joined the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) in 2015, as well as the Prince George's Senior Provider Network in 2012. In 2015, we were recognized as an honorary business by Who's Who.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality service to those in need through learning, networking, and advocating. We will escalate your business.