With 25+ years of experience in the philanthropic, nonprofit and government sectors, Katie is excited to focus her full attention on supporting leaders and organizations who are working to advance equity and social justice.

Prior to consulting and coaching, Katie served in multiple roles at the Raikes Foundation including as Program Director, where she supported local, state and national communities to equitably prevent and end homelessness for unaccompanied youth and young adults; and expand educational and employment opportunities for youth ages 16-24 who are not currently working or in school. Before her work at the Raikes Foundation, Katie led the Pacific Northwest Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In the public sector, Katie held a number of key positions including Director for the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing, Senior Policy Advisor to Washington State Governor Gary Locke and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, and as a Program Examiner in the Office of Management and Budget for President Bill Clinton. Katie also served as a White House Fellow in the White House Chief of Staff’s Office from 2000-2001.

Katie has a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and her BA from University of California at Berkeley. After her university studies, Katie has continued to lean into a variety of learning opportunities, including graduating from the Billions Institute’s Mastery Fellowship Program, getting certified as a Big Leap coach from the Hendrick’s Institute, completing the Online Organizational Development Certification Program (ODCP) from the Institute of Organizational Development, and most recently completing certification in Embodied Social Justice and at the Leadership Circle Profile. 

Katie currently sits on the board of Citizen University serving as Vice President/Secretary for the board and formerly served as Board Chair for Funders Together to End Homelessness.

She is the proud mom of twins who are entering high school this fall and is married to her partner of 33+ years. She loves hiking, walking, moving her body, learning and engaging in authentic connections and conversations, and spending time with her family.

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