Office Administrative Coordinator
At the Commission, Katy provides advanced administrative support for the Commission staff and the board so that operations are consistent with the strategic goals and work plan. Her other primary duty is to schedule the meetings and set up the service providers. She is responsible for initiating and processing payments to vendors, maintaining budget records, and assisting with annual planning and contracts. Katy oversees the Communication Access Sponsorship Fund (CASF), which provides financial opportunities for nonprofit organizations to be able to provide communication access.
Katy came to the Commission from the Department of Employment and Economic Development. In her work experience, she has developed an in-depth knowledge of the deafblind and blind communities. She has a B.A. in Family and Community Development from the Metropolitan State University and M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on deafness from Western Oregon University, as well as a graduate certification in deafblind rehabilitation.
As a Minnesota native, she is a Vikings fan and is engaged to a Chicago Bears fan. They both have a young daughter who loves both teams and exploring the world. Katy and her family love to be at the cabin and hanging out with family members.