Katherine Haynes, MBA, has made a career of founding and leading new functions in complex organizations. She was the founding Director of Technology and Information Exchange at University of California San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies where she pioneered and spread a method of community collaborative research. As the founding Executive Director of Diversity at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Northern California, her team transformed language access and fostered disparities reduction work in the health care delivery system. In professional and volunteer roles, Katherine has led strategy development and governance, and overseen organizational change. As a consultant, she has worked across industries to build health and social services strategies. Currently, she leads philanthropic efforts to advance Black health equity at California Health Care Foundation, is an Affiliate of Institute for the Future, and serves on the board of American Jewish World Service, a human rights organization working in the Global South.