Kathy Hersey was born and raised in Garden City, NY and now resides in Westchester County, NY. She is married to Robert and has three sons, Rob, Austin and Jonathan. Kathy's son Rob was diagnosed with PXE around 1996. The Hersey's met the Terry's shortly after Sharon and Pat founded PXE International. It was so relieving to find such great support with such an isolating disease. PXE International has grown over the years and we have met so many wonderful people. PXE International has become like a second family to us.
Kathy and Robert became grandparents in October 2018. Rob and his wife Christine welcomed their first child James Hersey. He brings the whole family so much joy.
With the help of Kathy's family and the Wall Street community, fundraising efforts began. Since 2000, Kathy's brother Joe and his band, The Rockbrokers, have raised money for PXE International in the U.S. and abroad, donating $650,000. The Rockbrokers played at the PXE International 15th anniversary conference in Washington D.C. in September 2010.
Kathy hopes to continue to support the board, and looks forward to new and exciting research coming from PXE International.