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"Kathy joined the Packard Foundation in 2001. Currently she is program officer for Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy, working with grantees across the Foundation to improve their management, leadership, and impact. From 2002 through 2008, she was program officer and later leader of preschool grantmaking in the Children, Families, and Communities program, where her grantmaking portfolio focused on advancing the Foundation’s goal of ensuring access to high-quality preschool for every 3- and 4-year old in California. Kathy served as policy analyst/editor for The Future of Children journal at the Foundation prior to taking on the program officer position.
"Prior to joining the Foundation, Kathy was policy director at the Social Policy Action Network in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit organization that developed policies to benefit low-income families. She previously served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, focusing on welfare, children’s, and environmental issues. Kathy also worked for Senator Feinstein in San Francisco and served as a policy advisor to then–Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis.
"Kathy has a B.A. from Yale University and a master’s degree from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has authored numerous articles and reports on issues related to child well-being. In her free time, she serves as vice president on the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, where she chairs the Governance Committee, and volunteers in her children’s schools. She also serves on advisory committees for Independent Sector and the Center for Effective Philanthropy."