Kate is a public health sociologist, a consultant, and a writer. As the owner and founder of CivicPoint Consulting, she helps organizations move to action for healthy, equitable, and resilient communities. Her lifelong passion for creating a better world led her to an environmental college where she discovered that, in order to change the world, we have to first understand people and society. With eight years of education in human behavior and systems change, backed by a bachelor of science in sociology, a master of arts in philosophy, and master of public health, Kate has applied this learning to engage people in shaping a better future for more than 10 years. This includes leading initiatives and teams at Backpacker Magazine, the YMCA, and in state and local health departments to improve our connectedness to nature and address the root causes of poor health, and conducting research at the nationally-recognized Children’s Mercy Hospital to look at how the environment in which kids live impacts their ability to be active and healthy.
She brings her diverse background and passion for making a difference to both her work and life. From 2018-2020 she served as an appointed member of the Board of Health Commissioners in Kansas City, Missouri, where she advocated for funding for an evidence-based violence prevention initiative and launched the Community Health Improvement Planning Committee, that she continues to Co-Chair, to address the root causes of low life expectancy and inequity in the community. Her dream is to have a backyard vegetable garden and compost bin (harkening back to her summer as a garden intern on an off-the-grid homestead) and is actively building out initiatives to help people advocate for themselves and the issues they care about. Kate hopes that her work will illuminate a path to a brighter future, moving society in new directions and bringing a vision for a better tomorrow into reality here and now, today.
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