Manager, Program Development & Youth Transition Services;
Katheryn joined Adoption Rhode Island in January of 2015 after having worked with us as a grant writer consultant for a little over a year. In addition to continuing as a grant writer, Katheryn also works to engage community members and partner organizations in ARI’s work and assists with advocacy and government relations. She will be heading up the organization’s outcomes and evaluation planning and also assists with any other donor cultivation, volunteer management, and event planning, and communications needs in the Fund Development & Communications Departments. As part of the Together Forever Project, a 17-month project funded by the US Administration for Children and Families, Katheryn is also developing a Court Liaison program, which builds upon Adoption RI’s long-standing partnership and collaboration with the RI Family Court and DCYF. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work from RI College. When Katheryn isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, arts and crafts, yoga, and meditation.