Kathryn Bayne is recording secretary of International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. A second generation P.E.O., she was initiated into P.E.O. at the age of 18, into Chapter OB, California, her mother’s chapter.

Kathryn, a past president of Maryland State Chapter, served on the P.E.O. Scholar Awards Board of Trustees from 2011-2017, chairing the board from 2015-2017. In 2018, she joined the Cottey College Board of Trustees, serving as chair for two terms.

Kathryn earned her veterinary medical degree, master’s degree in experimental psychology and her doctorate degree in wildlife biology at Washington State University. She is board certified in laboratory animal medicine and in animal welfare and is a certified applied animal behaviorist.

In addition to her love for P.E.O., Kathryn’s passions include her pets (currently three dogs and two cats), gardening, travel, wildlife conservation and reading. She and husband, Mark Haines, divide their time between their 100-acre farm in Maryland and their beach house on Amelia Island, Florida. Other volunteer activities include Frederick County’s Adopt-A-Road program and serving on the Pets for Vets Advisory Team.

Currently a member of Chapter X, Frederick, Maryland, Kathryn values being able to “pay forward” the opportunity to help women pursue their educational dreams. She also feels blessed to be a part of a network of women who wholeheartedly support each other with unconditional loving concern.

Kathryn Bayne

Executive Board