Katherine Pohlidal is the Director of the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, case manager, treatment provider and administrator both in clinical treatment settings including the Caron Foundation and in the last 15 years, within higher education at both Ursinus College and Misericordia University. She holds a B.A.in Sociology as well as a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Penn State University and a M.B.A from Alvernia University. Katherine is a Pennsylvania state certified addictions counselor (CADC) and a Pennsylvania state licensed professional counselor (LPC). Katherine has been featured in both local and national news with the Today Show, NPR StoryCorps, the New York Times and the Associated Press for her work with the Women with Children Program at Misericordia. The RMB Women with Children program model, developed by Katherine in 2013, has inspired the new Parent Pathways initiative for the state of Pennsylvania, launched by Governor Wolf in 2019. She was named one of the 20 most influential women in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the Times Leader’s Distinctive Women of 2018.