We are grateful to announce that after a brief hiatus Kathy Grant, one of HBI’s founding board members, has returned to serve our organization once again! In her past board leadership role, Kathy was instrumental in implementing HBI’s early educational initiatives including high-profile continuing education credit programs for human service professionals. Additionally, she was an integral part of HBI’s groundbreaking prostate cancer research study with a leading Big Ten university.
With a natural “heart of service,” Kathy most recently served Catholic Charities as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications in Upstate NY. She also held prominent leadership roles in Fortune 50 and start up corporations. Kathy brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, change management, clear and focused communications, and supporting technologies. She led a business unit focused on developing and selling software solutions to Xerox’s healthcare clients, advancing annual revenues from $15 to $300 million over the course of 5 years. A Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, she has been frequently recognized for her contributions to mission-based, non-profit organizations. Kathy received New York State’s, “Trustee of the Year” Award for her work with Visiting Nurse Hospice. She received both her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Duke University, and her master’s in music from New England Conservatory. Kathy delights in sharing her passion for music with her husband, who has played and taught the clarinet over a successful 50+ year career.
Answering Her Heart’s Calling
Serving HBI’s board at this time is not only a beautiful gift of time, but a gift of “being called.” I have a special opportunity to make the best, most helpful impact through the gifts I’ve been given. Everything aligned for me to be able to rejoin the board–the “math” worked out to retire, my dad recovered from his cancer, and I have the loving support of my husband and family to follow my heart back to HBI. I am so very grateful for this beautiful opportunity to say yes and serve once again.
After a rewarding career in the for-profit sector, Kathy felt her experiences in strategic implementation and marketing communications would have meaningful application in the non-profit, mission-based world. In joining Catholic Charities, Kathy made an impact through storytelling, applying technology to create efficiencies, and converting communications to a digital strategy. Since leaving her full-time position as she shifts toward retirement, Kathy’s priorities not only include more time with family and friends, but also sharing her experience and talents with causes close to her heart. She is using her extensive marketing and communications background to help organizations reach more people, solidify and expand what is already successful, and grow in new directions where needed.
All of us at HBI are thrilled to have Kathy back on board!