Meet the person behind Stuarthome CKCS...


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been beloved by Kathryn Yonkers since 1994. Through the years, she used her academic background, achievements, and commendations as an avenue to protect, promote and serve the breed at the local, national and international level. Her interest is in assisting people with disabilities and support, Cavaliers as wonderful therapy dogs. Kathryn is currently adjunct university professor teaching health care research and health economics, as she works in the public health field. Formerly, she has taught as a full time professor at six universities and five colleges and through those academic appointments, Kathy explored the healthcare matrix of the USA, UK, and Canada. During one academic appointment at a medical school, she was credentialed as an advanced clinical researcher. 
 
Furthermore, Kathy is an emergency preparedness and bioterrorism coordinator, conducting analysis and response planning, especially in the area of medical countermeasures. Her work has received state and national recognition. Ms. Yonkers is appointed as the health representative to the Local Emergency Planning Committee. The LEPC is a governmental organization that prepares for emergencies, particularly those concerning hazardous materials. With having three generations of court judges in Kathy's immediate family, she was always interested in the government process and community service.
 
 
This formal picture with the former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell was taken at a Homeland Security Conference . That was a great honor!
 
In addition to emergency planning, Kathryn has served as a project director for various public health and healthcare initiatives. Kathy background includes positions as a university professor, college educator, healthcare consultant, trainer, clinician, grant writer, and continuing education curriculum author, designer, and presenter.

On the international level in regards to her love for the Cavalier breed and service, Kathryn created a private discussion forum 18 years ago for international Cavaliers breeders & Cavalier breeder judges. This list continues to serve as a mentoring device for newer breeders (<15 years of breeding show Cavaliers) from respected long-time Cavalier breeders and breeder judges. The memberships must be sponsored by two members and be approved by the membership. 
 
Moreover, on the national level, Kathryn is a voting member of the AKC Parent Club, The American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. She has served as a member of the health committee for 20 years and have served as the ACKCSC research liaison to the AKC Canine Health Foundation. While serving in those positions, she was involved with the first international ACKCSC Breed Survey; this landmark survey was conducted by veterinary epidemiologist, Dr. Glickman of Purdue University. Furthermore, Ms. Yonkers was proud to have served as a Trustee with the ACKCS Charitable Trust for 15 years.
 
Philanthropy efforts for the breed. Kathryn is a founding partner of the ACKCS Charitable Trust and also a Topaz level donor to the American Cavalier King Charles Rescue Trust.
 
In conclusion, on the local level, Kathryn served as the founder & founding president of the Great Lakes CKCSC, Inc. (The Michigan Cavalier Club) and served as President for ten years.
 
This picture was taken at the first meeting of the Michigan Cavalier club was called in 2007 by Kathryn.
Kathy served as president for the Great Lakes CKCSC, Inc. during the years of its early development, then through show matches to full licensure & incorporation then onward through the first two Michigan specialty Cavalier shows.
 
In 2019, she decided to step down from the presidency to enjoy her beautiful grandchildren & Cavaliers and furthermore, to focus on the parent club, ACKCSC's Health Committee and other Cavalier related initiatives that needs her expertise. Moreover, Kathryn had fulfilled her promise to the parent club to form a licensed Cavalier club in Michigan --- Her mission was accomplished.
 
Ms. Yonkers strongly feel you must dedicate yourself to the services & philanthropy efforts for the betterment of the breed. Kathryn breeds from the top bloodlines from England and the USA, that she knows the detailed health history and does not breed to supply the 'pet' market or for profit. Stuarthome Cavaliers are first and foremost, Kathryn Yonkers' beloved companion dogs.  

  
 
 
 
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