Kathleen Fraser, MSN,MHA,FAAN,RN-BC,CCM,CRRN
Kathleen is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Case Manager, Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and Board Certified in Case Management with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Nursing as well as a Masters’ Degree in Health Care Administration. Kathleen has been a nurse for 41 years beginning in the Hospital which included Emergency Room, Labor & Delivery and as a Director of Nursing. She became a Case Manager 27 years ago, creating the 1st Case Management Department, for a large National Hospital/Longterm Care System.
Kathleen is the Owner/CEO/President of Fraser Imagineers Association Management Company. She is also the Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) National Executive Director. Prior to this appointment, she served in the elected positions of National President of CMSA as well as 5 years in 3 other capacities on the board as well. She serves on many national healthcare board’s and committee’s including URAC’s Board of Director’s.
Kathleen is an international speaker on healthcare topics including Transitions of Care, Ethics for Case Managers, Mentoring our future Case Managers and the Opioid Crisis. She has authored numerous white papers, articles and served as a contributor to several books. She is the author of the COPD Medication Adherence Guidelines and most recently was a co-author of the new Integrated Case Management Manual for Case Managers by Case Managers.
Kathleen has been honored with many awards locally within her hometown of Houston along with her former employer of 16 years Zurich Services. However most recent was as CMSA’s National Case Manager of the Year given to an individual that has influenced the profession of case management globally. She was also selected by Seak, Inc. and the National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference as one of the “50 Most Influential People in Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine”. Kathy was the only registered nurse on the list. And lastly October 2019, Kathy was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.