Kathleen ("Katie") McGinty is ninth of ten children, all born and raised in northeast Philadelphia. Her father, John Patrick McGinty, was a Philadelphia police officer and her mother, Alma Berry McGinty, worked as a restaurant hostess. The McGinty's prided themselves on hard work--and on lots of fun and laughter. All of Pennsylvania feels like home to Katie. She and her husband, Karl, and three girls lived in Central Pennsylvania for nearly nine years and worked in nearly every county in her six years as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.