Kathy Perlow Strategic Advisor, Timebanks USA Board Member & Outreach Coordinator
Meet Kathy Perlow
Kathy Perlow is the former Membership Coordinator of the Community Exchange TimeBank in Allentown, PA with 700 individual members and 20 organizational partners; and one of four visions who created the Leigh Valley Super Utilizer Program, the community wellness prototype we are modeling our Hope Xchange Timebank on albeit we are also extending to contracts with prisons in addition to community and mental hospitals.
Kathy sits on several boards, including Timebanks USA started by Dr. Edgar S. Cahn who is considered the "father" of timebanking in the US (see Origins of Timebanking). She is the co-author of “Community-Based Participatory Research Shows How a Community Initiative Creates Networks to Improve Well-Being” published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Dec 2009) and “Time Banking and Health: The Role of a Community Currency Organization in Enhancing Well-Being" appearing in Health Promotion Practice (Aug 2010); and, also travels the country speaking about timebanking and the role it can play in community health and wellness.
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