Arizona Advocacy Network

Government of, by and for the People

Kathleen OBrien


Kathleen O'Brien was born in Iowa and raised on the family farm with eight brothers and sisters. She is the product of a small public school system and graduated from University of Northern Iowa, a public university. Kathleen had a terrific education which prepared her for an interesting and productive life.


She has lived and worked in many parts of these United States: Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland,

Virginia, the District of Columbia, Southern California, Western Pennsylvania, Georgia, Minnesota and last, but not least, Arizona. Her husband, Bruce Mosby, and her have lived in the Moon Valley area since 1997. They do not have children but do live with 3 dogs and 4 cats (all rescues). They also foster for "Arizona Small Dog Rescue". 


Kathleen has made my living in the healthcare industry, managing and administering medical practices across the United States. It's been a terrific career for someone like her who moved around a lot and needed constant challenge. She is nearing retirement from Pediatric Surgeons of Phoenix, having managed the 10 surgeon practice since 2002.


Kathleen has been interested in public policy and political science since grammar school. Her father was involved in the National Farmer's Association's efforts to organize farmers around the issue of fair market prices for their products. The conversations and debates that took place around their dinner table were the inspiration for her interest in fair play in government.