Vice President of Marketing & Community Engagement
Bachelor of Arts, St. Michael’s College in Vermont
Kate leads cross-organization efforts to implement an integrated marketing, communications, and outreach strategy. With the Marketing and Community Engagement teams, Kate is tasked with strengthening LuMind IDSC’s brand identity; broadening the Down syndrome community’s awareness of and engagement with research initiatives; and supporting programmatic and fundraising initiatives across all audiences.
As Director of Marketing at the International Institute of New England and the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, Kate led complex communications strategies to serve multiple audiences.
She previously served as a Senior Director of Field Development at Autism Speaks – New England, where she coordinated awareness and fundraising initiatives in five states and led volunteers to raise $400,000 annually.
Kate has worked in the human services field for more than 20 years in roles that incorporate mission marketing, fundraising, and grassroots advocacy. She has served on the boards of several local non-profit organizations and still volunteers as time permits.
Kate is a singer. She is also a part-time resident of Prince Edward Island in Canada, and frequently visits Ireland where she gets her fill of traditional music and windswept weather.