Dr. Kathy Platoni '74, a clinical psychologist with a practice in Centerville, Ohio, was recently promoted to the rank of Colonel in the Army Reserve.
She recently concluded 34 months of overseas deployments in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She previously served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and at the mortuary at Dover AFB, Del. In 2001, she was deployed to Ground Zero in support of the New York Police Department in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Platoni was recently quoted in articles dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in The Washington Post and on MSNBC.com; Therapy targets 'at risk' troops; “Monitor on Psychology,” a publication of the American Psychological Association; “The National Psychologist,” an independent newspaper for psychology practitioners; and in U.S.News and World Report, Treating War's Toll on the Mind. She is also the author of an article in the August 2006 issue of The Ohio Psychologist, The War Room.
A psychology-biology major at HWS, she received a master's in education in 1975 from the University of Miami-Coral Gables and a doctorate in clinical psychology in 1985 from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.