Kathy Riggins is from Waycross Georgia and presently resides in Blackshear. She graduated from Waycross High School, Ware Tech and South Georgia College. She worked as a LPN for several years before getting her RN degree. She has nursed for 30 years and presently works for Nephrology Associates of NE Florida in their Waycross Clinic for Dr J Smart. Her boss and her brother. But, she says, he only thinks he’s the boss! Kathy is married to Timmy Riggins and they have 2 children, 3 granddaughters and a lovely daughter in law. Kathy has served on the Board of Easter Seals, Parents Advocate Committee and is currently a board member for Miracle League of the Okefenokee. She also faithfully coaches a team every season. She loves to read, decorate and spend time with family and friends. Kathy, along with all ML board members and participants is very thankful for the opportunity to partner with Magnolia House in DWTSS
Dr. James B. Smart
Dr. Smart was born in Waycross Georgia and is a graduate from Waycross High School. He received his undergraduate from Mercer University. Attended the Medical College of Georgia and did his residency at University Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. He completed his fellowship in Nephrology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas through University Southwestern. He lives in Jacksonville Florida. He is Senior partner at Nephrology Associates of NE Florida and travels to several Satellite clinics and Dialysis units to see patients. He recently came back to Waycross to start a clinic twice monthly in his hometown. Dr. Smart has 2 beautiful daughters, Taylor Ann Boudreau and Lauren Smart. He enjoys traveling, gardening and being an official for High School football. He can occasionally be seen on the side lines of college football games as part of the “chain gang”. Dr Smart was begged by his sister, Kathy to dance for DWTSS and agreed too just to stop her harassment! He says, she knows where I live, and I have to work with her every month! He is honored to be here tonight to help two great organizations.