Kathie J. Gummere is an Arizona attorney in private practice focusing on estate planning for all forms of family structures.
Kathie took a break from law and got a BSN in nursing from ASU. After which, she practiced nursing for about 5 years, focusing on terminal care. She now serves as a resource for social workers of Hospice of the Valley and Hospice of Arizona, answering legal questions regarding hospice patients and their families.
She is currently the chair of the Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy of the Arizona Community Foundation, and sits on their Professional Advisory Board. She also sits on the President’s Advisory Committee for Rio Salado Community College.
Kathie is a past political consultant and lobbyist for the Arizona Human Rights Fund, (AHRF). She was instrumental in establishing and is a past Chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee of the State Bar of Arizona, the first state bar in the nation to establish such a standing committee. She is a frequent speaker on gay and lesbian legal and political issues for such varied forums as colleges, municipalities, corporations, religious organizations, and legal continuing education programs.
She has served as a member of the Ethics Committee of Hospice of Arizona, the Professionalism Course Committee of the State Bar, the Peer Review Committee and the Board of the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.