Kathy Sheffield has been a student of systems theory for 30 years, through participation in the Training Seminar and Programs in Bowen theory and individual coaching. She has been a psychotherapist for 8 years, with a prior background as clinical nutritionist. She has an active research project on the relationship system as a variable in weight loss, and research associate for Dr. Havstad’s project on the family systems variable and the course of clinical symptoms. After receiving as a participant in Programs in Bowen Theory for many years, she was pleased to join the Board in 2017 to contribute to program development. She lives and has a practice in Nevada City, Ca.