Kate will engage you as much with her warmth and wit as with her talents and energy. From working to institutionalize voter registration processes to supporting a school district with a structural redesign, Kate’s passion is to help teams define what success looks like for them and plan for growth toward that vision. She has a deep belief in the ability of nonprofit teams to make change when they are having the right conversations with the right folks, and she has a track record of helping make those conversations happen.

“People are at the center of all of my work, but I also feel strongly that we must be accountable to results that will make a difference for the people we serve.”

At the University of Michigan, Kate studied how organizations can best utilize structure and function to create social change. This helped her to develop a results-driven approach to her work that keeps people and mission at the center. Kate has utilized this approach for over a decade in her work in education and nonprofit spaces in Charlotte, Detroit, and Indianapolis. In those experiences, she successfully facilitated multi-level conversations to develop visions and set meaningful goals that built on strengths to create the desired change. Kate is especially energized by the amazing organizations and people she gets to support in her work at Hedges. “This is a special place. There are so many passionate people pursuing work that will collectively create a stronger community, and I feel thankful to get to be a part of that.”

In her free time, Kate loves traveling with her favorite people to find new places and try the best food, hiking, and breweries each place has to offer.