As a physiotherapist working with a variety of disabilities in rehabilitation, including pediatrics, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury, Mrs. Hutchins began her career in sport for the disabled as a coach and meet director for the local track and field team. In the late 1980’s she became athletics official for Adaptive Sports USA and USA Track and Field, progressing in that area to become a Referee at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta. Also in 1990 she became a National Classifier for NWAA, and began courses for international certification. With her children getting into sports themselves, she decreased her international activities during the late 1990-‐early 2000, but returned in 2005 to complete her international certification in classification for athletics.
Beginning in the late 1980’s, she served 21 years on the USA Track and Field Athletics for the Disabled Committee, including 8 years as the Vice Chairman. She is now completing her third term as Vice Chairman of the board of directors for Adaptive Sports USA. In 2010, she became a Chief Classifier for IPC Athletics, handling the management and administration of the classification process at competitions. The past two years Mrs. Hutchins has served as an IPC Athletics Classification Educator, training medical and technical personnel interested in pursuing the role of Athletics Classifier.