Kathlyn Taylor Gaubatz has over twenty years of experience developing and implementing solutions to homelessness and poverty. In San Francisco, she was executive director of Compass Family Services, a large nonprofit that provides a comprehensive range of services for homeless and very low-income families. In Norfolk, she was the founder and executive director of Virginia Social Ventures, which operated the job training enterprise Spotlight Books. Kathy has served as an Atlantic Fellow at Oxford University, has staffed a major regional commission, and is the author of the book Crime in the Public Mind. She holds a B. A. in sociology from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. Currently, she serves on the board of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC.
Kathy also is an experienced interim executive director. She led the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia through the transition following the departure of its founding executive director, working with its board on organizational development issues and facilitating the search for its next leader. She also served as interim executive director at PFLAG, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ family and ally organization, where she provided experienced leadership during a time of transition.