Di Kerrigan joined the ESC in 2016 through the Mindfulness Mentors program, a group that teaches mindfulness techniques to underserved communities throughout the Louisville Metro area. Di is a Louisville native, but has lived and worked throughout the U.S. in the medical industry, and returned to Louisville upon retirement. She is married and is passionate about mindfulness and social justice.
Di graduated from Spalding University in Louisville, KY, with a B.S. in Nursing. Her nursing career was in emergency medicine, ICU, and as a nursing instructor at San Fernando Valley College. She earned her MMTP (Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Program) certification from ESC in 2019. Di received certification from the Prison Mindfulness Institute for completing Path of Freedom, a mindfulness-based intelligence training program for the incarcerated.
Di worked in the early 1980s as a critical care registered nurse in Louisville, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Las Cruces New Mexico. In the mid 1980s through the early 1990s, she worked as a medical sales representative for clinical nutritional products. From 1992 through 2006, Di was a partner in a St. Louis-based medical software development company, where she served as executive vice president, board member, and vice-president of sales and marketing. Di has spent three years as a board member for ESC and five years as a Mindfulness Mentors. She volunteers with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Change Today Change Tomorrow, Louisville VOA Restorative Justice program, Interfaith Paths to Peace, and as a presenter at Southwest Women’s Universal Unitarian conferences in Lafayette, LA and Dallas, TX (for both mindfulness and social justice) in 2019 and 2020. Di also co-founded White Women Listen Learn Act in 2020, an anti-racism group that raises awareness of everyday racism and explores the history of how it has been a destructive fabric woven into our society.