Kate began her career in the human services sector counseling women and families with Boston’s Healthcare for the Homeless, the City of Boston Public Health Commission and the MA Department of Corrections. Later she practiced in community mental health on a multidisciplinary outpatient treatment team and eventually launched a private psychotherapy practice in East Providence, RI focusing on mindfulness and meditation inspired by the teachings of Dr. Herbert Benson.
In 2006, Kate began an unplanned career in philanthropy as the first staff person for the Carney Family Charitable Foundation (CFCF) as Executive Director. She now serves as a Trustee of CFCF and guides her family’s grantmaking to increase the capacity and strength of those organizations in New Bedford, MA with a lens on equity and social justice. She continues to advise her family on their philanthropic strategy and maintains a leadership role in greater New Bedford as a trusted resource for the nonprofit sector.
Kate is a lifelong resident of the Southcoast and enjoys spending time with her 3 children.