Kathy D. English joined Vocera in February 2016 as the vice president of marketing. After seeing how breakdowns in communication put her patients, fellow clinicians, and hospital at risk, she designed her career to help improve care team communication and workflow. Kathy’s passion for creativity stems from her love of music and engaging with people. In addition to a proven track record in global solution marketing and communications, Kathy has more than seven years of experience in direct patient care and nursing management in critical care, surgery and oncology, earning a nursing degree from George Mason University. She was honored as one of the 100 Women of Influence for 2018 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.