Katie brings years of experience as a health care professional, with a particular focus on understanding the impacts of the social determinants of health. She is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Health Services, and credits her students for teaching her on how to create learning spaces centered on social justice.
Katie was formerly chief operating officer of Neighborcare Health, the largest provider of primary medical and dental care in Seattle for low-income and uninsured families and individuals. She also was the vice president of operations at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minnesota, and was on the administrative teams of Heartland Health System in Missouri and Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Katie served on the board of American Cancer Society in St. Joseph, Missouri, and on various health care advisory and working groups. She holds a BA from Washington and Jefferson College and an MHA and MBA from University of Pittsburgh.
Katie is one of four continuity members on the board. She served on the Group Health Cooperative Board of Trustees for five years.