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 43 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. Both boys played football and basketball and were both National Merit Scholars and Downtown Yakima Rotary Scholars. James Collins works as an Assistant Attorney General in Guam, mostly prosecuting drug and weapons crimes. Donovan Collins works as a Chemical Engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has a 3 year old son.
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 has been active in the Yakima County Medical Society, and served many years on the Board of the Yakima Hearing and Speech Center. She is a volunteer at Davis High School, and was PTA President for one year.