Cathy Carr-Dadin is the Bariatric Coordinator and one of the founders of the Saint Agnes Bariatric Program. Cathy had open gastric bypass in 1999 and has maintained a 180 weight loss for more than 20 years. Cathy is an advocate for her patients and others struggling with obesity. She chaired the Maryland Taskforce for the Utilization Review for Morbid Obesity in 2005-2007 and has testified before the Maryland State Legislature to ensure that all Marylanders have access to care. She earned a Certification in Bariatric Nursing from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in 2007, the first year they offered the exam and is now a proud member of ASMBS as well.
A registered nurse for 29 years, Barbara Stricker has specialized in bariatric nursing since 2004. Her nursing career has involved direct patient care, staff education, and patient education. She has also been involved in committees that develop clinical pathways for the care of the bariatric population. Her certification in bariatric nursing from ASMBS was earned in 2010, and she is both a member of ASMBS and an active local chapter member.
Ashley Reid McKnight is a Certified Bariatric Nurse. She has been a registered nurse with Ascension St. Agnes for the past eight years. Five of those years were spent on the Bariatric Post-Operative unit and two years on the Tele-monitoring/Observation unit. Certified in Bariatric Nursing from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Ashley became a member of the ASMBS in 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Health Administration from Towson University. Beginning her career in medical device sales, she obtained her nursing degree from Howard Community College.
For more than 150 years, Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital has been dedicated to the art of healing by providing exceptional care to the greater Baltimore area. Built on a strong foundation of excellent medical care and compassion, Ascension Saint Agnes is committed to providing the best care for our patients for many years to come.