Kathy has over 20 years of experience working in and with government agencies, primarily in the areas of criminal justice and corrections. Her expertise includes extensive knowledge of government procurement and contracts, policy development, program operations, customer relations, strategic planning and management, and strategic communications.
Kathy most recently served as the Vice President of Partnership Development for an international company focusing on national corrections and community reentry solutions for the justice involved population, where she was responsible for all strategic business development, procurements and contracting, community outreach and governmental affairs activity at the federal, state, and local level. Prior to that, Kathy held numerous positions within the California state government including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California State University Northridge, and the California Department of General Services. When she served as the Deputy Director for the Office of Community Partnerships in CDCR, Kathy oversaw programs in each of the state’s 32 prisons and worked to establish and maintain partnerships with local governments and community stakeholders in the area of reentry and rehabilitation for the justice involved population.