Kate serves as Vice President of Advocacy of the organization and has primary responsibility of directing and managing New Futures’ alcohol and other drug policy legislative, communications and community engagement initiatives. Also in her role as Vice President of Advocacy, Kate analyzes state budget policies related to the revenues raised from the sale of alcohol in the state in order to ensure adequate and appropriate funding for substance misuse programs and services and works with policymakers and stakeholders to influence spending priorities for prevention, treatment and recovery. Kate also tracks, analyzes, and synthesizes policy, legislative proposals, best practices, and research related to alcohol and other drug policy issues.
Kate furthers the portion of New Futures’ mission related to collaborating and educating to prevent and reduce problems associated with alcohol and other drugs in New Hampshire, and promotes New Futures’ vision of state and local communities whose public policies support prevention, treatment, and recovery oriented efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug problems.
Kate comes to New Futures after a 20 year career with the State of New Hampshire, which included serving as the Executive Director of the NH Commission on the Status of Women, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Coordinator within the Department of Health and Human Services. For the last 11 years prior to coming to New Futures, Kate worked in the Division of Public Health Services as the Legislative Liaison/Policy Administrator. Her role included coordinating the legislative and budgetary agenda for the Division as she worked with legislators, state agencies, and public health stakeholders to develop sound public health policy for the state. Kate received her degree in Social Science from St Bonaventure University.