Director of Strategic Partnerships
After over a decade with Concern Worldwide US, Katie has international development, emergency, public health, and partnership experience designing programs with country-based colleagues and aligning these with donor interests and skills. From Ebola response in Sierra Leone leveraging traditional leaders to build trust in the health system, developing locally designed medical devices in Kenya, to utilizing mobile technology to deploy cash transfers and creative “audio soap opera” behavior change messaging for nutrition in Somalia, Katie has worked at the intersection of community participatory methods and innovation for over a decade across a variety of sectors in Concern’s 26 countries of operation. Currently, as Director of Strategic Partnerships, Katie stewards collaboration and strategic partnerships with a portfolio of transformation corporate and foundation donors. Working closely with Concern’s field and technical teams and donors, Katie aims to bring shared-value initiatives to life. Katie received her MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education and a certificate in global health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. As a proud Montana native Katie loves to “get lost”, if you know you know, whether that be on a hike to a waterfall or a morning coffee walk in her favorite Brooklyn park.