Kate Barrett

Executive Director, Boston

Kate first joined GreenLight in 2008 and in her first years, held roles in operations, communications and development. She went on to the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where she also worked with Social Finance and the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy. After earning her MBA in nonprofit management from Heller, Kate returned to lead GreenLight’s Social Innovation Fund Initiative. Kate is an active volunteer including serving on the Massachusetts board of Generation Citizen and as a judge and mentor for MassChallenge start-ups. She studied Political Science and History at both the London School of Economics and the National University of Ireland in Galway. She received a BA in History from Colorado College where she was an All-American lacrosse player. Kate lives in Boston with her husband Henry, trying new restaurants and spending as much time outside as possible.

Kate’s GreenLight

“Real change can happen with true empathy: to value, respect and understand another’s view.”

Meet the rest of the GreenLight boston team.

Irfan Alibhai

Director of Finance and Operations

Sarah Beaulieu

Senior Advisor

Margaret Hall

National Executive Director
and Co-Founder

Casey Johnson

National Portfolio Director

Albert Scerbo

External Affairs Associate

John Simon

Board Chair & Co-Founder