Kate is a qualified evaluator, planner and facilitator who consults and partners with organizations dedicated to solving social issues. She combines strategic planning, implementation, learning and evaluation, facilitation of group processes and trust building to allow the best ideas, talent and resources to be optimized to create powerful social change.
Kate leads project teams and has a proven track record in all phases of consulting projects, including: design of evaluations and strategic planning sessions, development of logic models and Theories of Change/Action, a variety of data collection activities in traditional and creative formats, quantitative and qualitative analysis, report writing, and presentation of findings. She has provided these services to a diverse range of clients, including four foundations, over a dozen nonprofits, three state agencies, several local government agencies and private companies, the federal government, and two coalitions. Kate’s projects have largely focused on economic and community development, human rights, and health inequities, and she is especially passionate about collaborative initiatives, mental health, healing trauma and leadership development.
Kate is an independent consultant, and previously worked as a Managing Consultant at The Improve Group in St. Paul. Prior to consulting, Kate earned a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her dedication to the common good deepened early in her career while instructing bilingual students at Minneapolis Public Schools. Kate lives in Minneapolis and loves spending quality time with her friends and family, learning new things, visiting new and old places, and practicing yoga as a student and teacher.