W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors
Mary Kate Bacalao – Board President
Mary Kate is the Director of Public Funding at Larkin Street Youth Services, where she develops public funding proposals, supports program design and implementation, oversees performance management, and leads other special initiatives. Previously, she consulted for Bay-Area-based Continuums of Care funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, facilitating county-level strategic planning efforts to end homelessness. Mary Kate started her career practicing mergers and acquisitions in the New York and Silicon Valley offices of two national law firms. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is licensed to practice in California and New York, and she holds a Mediation Skills Certificate from the San Francisco Bar Association. Mary Kate lives in San Francisco with her Husbo and a cat.
Kathy Jeffery has unique experience where she held leadership positions as Vice President of Human Resources at three early stage businesses and two Fortune 500 companies. She has worked and consulted in a variety of industries such as international marketing research, advertising, marketing promotions, consulting, broadcast sports technology, digital agencies, renewable energy, entertainment and non-profit companies. With over 15 years of experience in human resources and executive coaching, Kathy’s knowledge includes change and talent management, career and corporate culture development, and employee communication. Kathy received her Masters of Science in Managerial Communication from Northwestern University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Human Resource Management from DePaul University. She studied improvisation through Players Workshop of Second City. She completed over 160 hours of coaching classes through Coaches Training Institute (CTI). As a life-long learner, Kathy lives her life on purpose by helping others and balancing her work-life as an experience junkie. Read more about Kathy’s work on our board.