Kate Hastings is a principal in the Strategic Communications & Market Transformation Division. She heads the Public Health Communications & Policy practice, which helps individuals, organizations, industries, and government rapidly improve health and performance. She has more than a decade of experience in environmental public health, policy analysis, strategic planning, program design, social marketing, change management, community health, and facilitation for government, health care, foundation, and nonprofit clients.
Ms. Hastings specializes in seeing connections and opportunities to bring groups together to rapidly improve community, organizational or population health. She has designed and carried out health promotion campaigns for numerous clients including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Her campaigns have helped to rapidly reduce lung cancer deaths from radon and the number of emergency room visits due to asthma in communities nationwide.
She directs two contracts, a mission support contract with EPA’s Indoor Environments Division and a contract with CDC/ATSDR to provide strategic communications support for urgent and emerging issues.
Kate Hastings graduated magna cum laude with honors in government & legal studies from Bowdoin College. She has master’s degrees in comparative politics and political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and is a Fulbright Scholar. She is certified by the Interaction Institute for Social Change in Facilitative Leadership, Facilitating Change, and Essential Facilitation. She is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.