Kathy Deniz

Kathy Deniz

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Kathy has lived on the Central Coast since 1989, she worked in the optometric field as a receptionist / optician, and currently works in a local elementary school as a classroom aide.  She enjoys working with children and enjoys being part of their learning and growing.

She is married and has two children and one grandson.  She lost her daughter, Traci Kimball in June of 2013 due to complications of Lupus.   The Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center dedicated a foundation in Traci’s name to which  Kathy is dedicated to fundraising to support her daughters dreams through the Traci Kimball Foundation.  Her grandson also has autism and  Kathy works hard to help families who also have children on the spectrum.

In her time off she enjoys gardening, walking on the beach, arts and crafts and spending time with her Scottish terrier, Fiona.