Senior Advisor, Special Projects, Executive Office
Kate Dodson is Senior Advisor for Special Projects and Vice President at the UN Foundation. As a member of the UN Foundation’s Executive Office, Kate leads a series of organization-wide initiatives and change processes to advance priorities for UNF’s future. Previously, for nearly a decade Kate served as Vice President for Global Health, overseeing UNF’s policy, advocacy and grantmaking work to advance strong multilateral solutions to address global health challenges. She was the co-led of the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which raised more than $260M to support WHO and partner efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously, Kate spent several years as the UN Foundation’s Director of Global Health and has also served as Executive Director of Program Integration, focused on cross-department and cross-issue collaboration. Kate joined the UN Foundation in 2004 and spent her first five years in the sustainable development program in various positions, focused on the intersection of poverty reduction and environmental stewardship.
Kate has served on numerous advisory bodies for UN-related multi-partner initiatives, including UHC2030 and the Measles & Rubella Initiative. She is currently chair of the board of the Global Health Council and member of the board of Women in Global Health. She has a master’s degree with distinction from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a bachelor’s degree with departmental honors from Bates College in Maine.