Kathleen (Kathy) Cantwell

Kathleen (Kathy) Cantwell, MD, was a founder and Project Committee Chair of the Putnam Land Conservancy until her recent passing in July 2010. Kathy retired from private medical practice in Gainesville in1996. She chaired a host of executive committees for state and local environmental action organizations, including the Florida chapter of the Sierra Club. Kathy was a member of Women for Wise Growth (PAC), board member of the Suwannee-St John Sierra Club, and advisory board member of the Putnam Land Conservancy and the Alachua County Land Conservation program. In 2000 and 2005, she received the Florida Sierra Club Panther award and in 2002 was named Alachua Conservation Trust conservationist of the year. Kathy’s passion and dedication to conservation values have been an inspiration to all who had the great fortune in knowing and working with her.