Debbie Slack Katz

debbie Katz
Location: Maryland
Skills: Certified End of Life Doula and International Doulagivers Institute Trained

Debbie slack Katz has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. Debbie’s acute care experience includes Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland clinic, as well as smaller community-based hospitals. She has worked at all nursing levels from staff nurse to director and in a myriad of clinical settings including ER, PACU, Mental health, and pediatrics as well as many medical and surgical specialty units. Debbie also brings the unique perspective of having overseen Employee Health services. Because of this experience, she has seen firsthand how injuries affected her fellow health care workers’ careers. Debbie has also worked in Community Outreach, Physicians Services and Risk Management. Debbie has worked in Washington D.C. as a lobbyist, directed the State of Maryland’s Early Childhood Home Visiting Consortium for the governor. She has also consulted on buying and selling physicians’ practices and acting as a general contractor on a hospital’s Wellness Center.


Debbie was first hired by Genesis Health Care as a safety and risk specialist working with employees and worker comp claims. Currently, Debbie is the corporate Director of Safe Resident Handling and oversees SRH for all of Genesis 413 centers. Debbie sits on several corporate committees including Ethics, Skin Integrity practice council and Clinical Product Evaluation. Debbie frequently consults with survey issues around SRH and managing family expectations. Debbie has just completed her End of Life Doula training.


Debbie is a lifelong community volunteer having served on over 24 boards and committees and the county and state level. She was recently inducted into the women’s Hall Of Fame for her County.

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