Kathleen Walsh joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2007 and is currently the deputy director, Strategy Planning and Management in the Office of the President, Global Development. In her role, Kathleen ensures the Global Development president’s time is efficiently used in support of Global Development priorities and leads complex initiatives in support of the president. She also drives the strategic and operational aspects of the foundation’s Emergency Relief and Multilateral Partnership programs including the foundation’s response to the West Africa Ebola epidemic.
Kathleen holds a MA in Information Science from the University of Washington and a BA in Arts in History from Mount Holyoke College. She is a board member of the Gage Academy, a Seattle non-profit dedicated to educating, enriching and engaging artists and the community in the visual arts.