Director of Housing Programs Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Abode Services
At Abode Services, Katie oversees Housing Programs in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, working with programs to house those with the highest barriers to housing. This includes oversight of permanent housing programs and Rapid Re-Housing programs for diverse populations including, those who have been chronically homeless, who may be dealing with significant mental health or physical disabilities, and a growing population of those struggling to find and maintain housing in extremely expensive Bay Area communities. Katie joined Abode Services in 2015 as a Program Manager in San Mateo County, where she helped launch Abode's new programs. Katie was promoted to Director of Housing Programs in 2017. Her work experience includes 17 years in the nonprofit sector. During that time, she served as executive director of an East Palo Alto nonprofit organization that provided housing for young mothers ages 19-22. She also provided program direction and management at nonprofit groups, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity. Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.