Katherine L. Du Fresne RN, MSN, CPHRM

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Katherine (Katie) Du Fresne has been a registered nurse for over 20 years, having gained her clinical experience in inpatient hematology/oncology nursing.  Since 2003, Katherine has been working in healthcare risk management and in 2008 she earned the Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management designation through the American Hospital Association. Currently a Risk Management Consultant with Indiana University Health Risk Retention Group, she assists insured staff and providers in developing practical risk mitigation and patient safety strategies, provides extensive staff and provider education on healthcare risk management, and manages the IUHRRG policy administration staff.  She also currently serves as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Community and Health Systems at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, teaching Applied Health Care Ethics to second-degree nursing students. 

Katherine completed the Charles Warren Fairbanks Fellowship in Clinical Ethics in 2011-2012, and she continues as a volunteer member of the IU Health clinical ethics consultation service at the Academic Health Center. Katherine earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing and Health Systems Leadership from the University of Indianapolis in May 2015. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, in 1997.

Katherine is an active member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and serves on the ASHRM Advocacy Task Force.


  • Ferris State University, Baccalaureate of Science, Nursing, 1997
  • The University of Indianapolis, Master of Science, Nursing and Health Systems Leadership, 2015

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