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 successfully led the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, PFLAG National, and Washington English Center through periods of leadership transition.