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 am 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 1980’s as a critical care RN in Louisville, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Las Cruces NM. In the mid 80’s- early 90’s she worked as a Medical sales representative for clinical nutritional products. From 1992 – 2006 Di was a partner in a St. Louis based medical software development company, Executive Vice President, Board member and VP Sales and Marketing. Di has served 3 years as a Board member for ESC, Mindfulness Mentors for 5 years (Chair for 2 yrs). She volunteers with KY Refugee Ministries, Change Today Change Tomorrow, Louisville VOA Restorative Justice program, Interfaith Paths to Peace, 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 cofounded White Women Listen Learn Act in 2020, an anti-racism group that acts to raise awareness of everyday racism and explore the history of how it has been a destructive fabric woven into our society.