Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

Wenatchee, Washington

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Kathy Coffey

  • Administrative Officer

Kathy Coffey has been with WTFRC since 2004 as Administrative Officer, overseeing grants and contracts, office administration and event planning. In addition, she handles personnel and accounting matters and website management.

Kathy grew up in the MacIntosh country of Plattsburgh, New York. After high school, she attended the State University of New York at Potsdam where she obtained a BA in Communications and Spanish. Kathy also received credits towards her Master's degree in Marketing and Adult Education at Portland State University.

Mrs. Coffey spent many years in sales with the Dale Carnegie organization, franchisee owner for Snelling Staffing Services, student placement with Syracuse University and professional development sales and training.

Kathy is married to Dr. Vince Nethery and has two sons and two grandchildren.  When she's not working, Kathy enjoys Jazzercise, travel, watching Seahawks football, and playing terrible golf.