Kathy Oliver doesn’t like talking about herself; instead she prefers thinking up ways to help Portland’s homeless youth.
She frequently speaks at international cancer and neuro-oncology conferences and takes part in multi-stakeholder projects/committees dealing with patient reported outcomes; quality of life issues; brain tumour treatment guidelines and regulatory matters.
Early Life and Education
Kathy Oliver has quickly established herself as a popular writer and comedian, drawing rave reviews with both her New York Times best-selling books and comedy tours that fill world-renowned concert halls. Her humorous commentary on celebrity behaviour as well as personal stories have amassed an ever-increasing fan base over time.
Oliver has long been involved with brain tumour patient rights advocacy. She has participated in many high-level projects and committees such as the European Patients Academy where she served as Fellow 2014/2015. Furthermore, Oliver regularly participates in international cancer and neuro-oncology conferences.
As an active fundraiser, she contributes both time and funds to numerous causes, serving on numerous boards as an advisor or board member. Currently she oversees NYC Media: the network of television stations, radio stations, and video-on-demand player operated by New York City.
Kathy Oliver had many professional endeavors. She worked in both a dentist office and bank before starting her own company, Outside In. Additionally, Kathy volunteers at Trinity Pines in Cascade as well as serves on Valley Family Health Care Board of Trustees.
As her inaugural season as head coach, she led an underachieving team despite losing its two top scorers to an 11-7 mark in Pac-10 play and earned three All-Pac-10 honorees: Quinn Willis and Blue.
She founded the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA), and frequently speaks at cancer and neuro-oncology conferences internationally. Additionally, she serves on several high-level projects and committees for patient advocacy, regulatory matters, rare cancers, clinical trials.
Achievement and Honors
Oliver has led the organization through impressive growth during her 46-year tenure; from a handful of employees to 140 staffers and 11,000 clients. But she remains modest about it all, preferring instead to credit her veteran management team, funding sources and most importantly her tireless clients for this success.
As Nikki Blue and Lisa Willis both received first-team all-conference selection, she helped rejuvenate their careers under her direction, earning them first place all-conference selection and first team all-school honors respectively. Under her coaching wing was also won a conference tournament title and had seven top four finishes – in total she achieved the third-highest defensive shooting percentage record in Pac-10 history.
Summerville resident Jennifer Jones currently serves as District Governor for Lions Clubs International, overseeing 30 clubs in Eastern Oregon. However, even with this immense responsibility on her shoulders she still finds time to assist those in need.
Kathy Oliver is an active member of her church and enjoys watching Lifetime movies – as well as spending time with her grandchildren.
She was the first volunteer for a local brain tumor support group and is involved in multiple high-level multi-stakeholder initiatives that focus on quality of life measurements; patient reported outcomes reporting; rare disease advocacy. Additionally, she is a founding member of both International Brain Tumour Association and European Patients Academy for Transplant Information and Treatment (EuPATI).
She currently works as the Manager, Office & Accounting at GoodCat and her experience in administrative assistant work is invaluable to the company. A dedicated team player, she always goes the extra mile for her clients.
Kathy Oliver reportedly estimated to have amassed an estimated net worth of $2 Million. She earned an Emmy Award and many other accolades throughout her career, playing various roles such as Tom Skerritt’s wife in Picket Fences.
Barret Spencer Oliver is another child actor who has enjoyed some success as an adult actor, notably for playing Bastian Balthazar Bux in The Neverending Story film adaptation and has also appeared in D.A.R.Y.L and Cocoon.
Barret has also taken an interest in photography using methods from the nineteenth century. Carl Mautz Publishing published his book A History of Woodburytype by Barret in 2007. Since 2007, Barret has focused on his photography business as his main area of activity.