Kay Funk considers herself a pure scientist, with a special interest in applying science principles to evaluation of data, and evidence based decision making.
She graduated from Colorado State University, the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency.
She and her husband, Mike Collins, have been married for 46 years and moved to Yakima District 4 in 1983. They have twin boys, James and Donovan Collins, who graduated from Davis High School in 2002. James Collins now works as a Prosecutor in Dunedin, New Zealand. Donovan Collins works as a Chemical Engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has 2 sons whom we love to visit.
Dr. Funk practiced at the Yakama Nation Clinic for 5 years, then owned and operated a medical office for 25 years, retiring in December, 2015. She was on the Conjoined Medical Staff of Yakima Valley Memorial and Yakima Regional Hospitals for 26 years, serving in several offices. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Yakima Health District. She has been active in the Yakima County Medical Society, and served many years on the Board of the Yakima Hearing and Speech Center. She and her husband volunteer at On the Corner, an after school program at Central Lutheran Church. She was Davis High School PTA President for one year.