Kate’s career has focused on working with organizations and individuals to define appropriate goals, devise strategies to accomplish them, and then to successfully implement. Her skill set combines an analytical problem-solving orientation with a big picture perspective and a strong drive for quality results. Since 2007 she has been an independent consultant, assisting nonprofit clients with setting strategic direction, aligning their operations to support the strategy, strengthening governance, developing and focusing resources and branding. Clients have included the California Primary Care Association, Ceres Community Project and 10,000 Degrees.
Kate served as Acting Executive Director of Dovetail Learning (formerly Toolbox Project) where she had primary responsibility for transition from informal all-volunteer organization to established nonprofit. She was Chair of the Board of Trustees at Sonoma Academy, where during a three year term (volunteer position) she led the board in overseeing construction of a $40 million new campus, moving, ensuring a successful transition of the school culture, reinvigorating the capital campaign, and developing a new strategic plan for the institution. Kate was Vice President of Development at Community Foundation Sonoma County, where she had primary responsibility for growth of the Community Foundation’s donor community and funds. She earned her AB at Harvard College, and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.