Kate has been the Bay Area/Central Valley Outreach Coordinator, and now the Bay Area Regional Coordinator, at CYC since 2006. Kate first became involved with CYC as an Americorp intern at the Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara County when her then supervisor, Deryk Clark (a former CYC board member), told her that part of her job would be to attend CYC meetings. After several years of volunteering as an Adult Supporter with the Santa Clara and Alameda Chapters, she joined the CYC staff. Outside of working at CYC, Kate is also on the Board of Directors for Youth In Mind, a statewide collaboration of youth impacted by the mental health system working to improve the lives of other youth through education and advocacy.
Kate enjoys working at a place where “youth led” and “youth driven” are concepts that are assumed and it is a given that youth have the knowledge and experience to make powerful contributions to systems change.