As a Principal Associate with Innovation Network, Katie leads evaluation projects for partners such as the Connecticut Health Foundation, Four Freedoms Fund, State Infrastructure Fund, and Kansas Health Foundation. With over ten years of experience in social justice philanthropy, organizing, and advocacy, Katie is skilled and passionate about assessing complex social change initiatives and has particular expertise in evaluating civic engagement work, grassroots social movements, and capacity building and leadership development initiatives. She also co-leads the Social Movement Learning Project, a project of Innovation Network that seeks to enhance philanthropic understanding and support for social movements.
In addition to evaluation, Katie has extensive experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning, grantmaking, and project management. Prior to joining Innovation Network, Katie managed the Berger-Marks Foundation, a small private foundation that funded women’s leadership development in social justice and labor organizations, and led the Foundation through a three-year process to spend-down the Foundation’s assets. Katie has also worked on the grants management and program teams at the Proteus Fund, helped develop a field organizing program at Corporate Accountability International, and managed environmental advocacy campaigns, including directing a statewide canvass office, in New Hampshire.
Katie is excited to combine her philanthropic and organizing experience with her passion for using evaluation and data to support and strengthen nonprofit and philanthropic initiatives.
Katie received her Master in Public Policy and Administration and Master in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a BA in Sociology and Environmental Studies from Dickinson College. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, Chris, and dog, Savvy.