Administrative & Logistics Coordinator
At MNCDHH, Katy provides professional executive support and assistance and to manage the daily operations of MNCDHH and the board. She is also responsible for the continuous review of all existing and proposed administrative systems and procedures and makes recommendations consistent with continued improvement and organizational development. Katy represents MNCDHH as necessary on special projects, task forces, committees, and workgroups. She schedules and provides support for in-person and online meetings.
Her other primary duty is responsible for initiating and processing payments to vendors and contractors, maintaining budget records, and assisting with annual plans and contracts. Katy oversees the Communication Access Sponsorship Fund (CASF), which provides financial opportunities for nonprofit organizations to be able to provide communication access.
In her work experience, she has developed an in-depth knowledge of the deaf, 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 graduate certification in deafblind rehabilitation. She recently obtained an Organizational Development certificate from the University of Minnesota.
In her free time, she hangs out with her husband and a young daughter. She is a big dog lover – she currently has two big dogs (Husky/Golden Retriever mix and Border Collie/Lab mix) and a tiny dachshund dog. Katy and her family love to be at the cabin and Chicago for vacations. Katy is a member of the Deaf Women of Minnesota and the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC). She is heavily involved with the Deaf Community in Minnesota.