About Kay

Meet Kay Klymko, Your Candidate

Kay has the proven leadership, experience, and skills to translate your voice into action. Kay has over 40 years’ experience in health care administration, education, clinical practice, and research serving both rural and urban communities in Michigan and Florida. Kay Klymko has a servant heart who follows a path to do all the good she can. Her special interest has always been in serving the most vulnerable, fragile, and marginalized populations from the youngest to the oldest with a desire for inclusiveness of all.

Kay graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and Wayne State University (WSU) with both a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nursing with specialty study area in gerontology. Kay Klymko retired from WSU in Detroit, Michigan as an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program. Her program of research and publications focused on Cognition and Self-Care in African American hypertensives. She received research support from a National Research Service Award (NRSA) through the National Institute of Health (NIH) and as a fellow from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) supported Institute of Gerontology at WSU.

Kay Klymko moved with her husband, Dennis, from Michigan to Ormond Beach and then to Lakeland in 2019 to be near their daughter and her family. Her daughter is a registered dietitian and maintains a blog,, providing short articles to educate older adults and their caregivers about nutrition. Her son-in-law is a Lakeland Firefighter and Paramedic. They have two children enrolled in Lakeland Public schools. Kay continues employment as a Nurse Practitioner providing telehealth care to older adults.