VCFC Executive Director, Child and Family Center
In her role as Executive Director for the Child and Family Center, Kathleen advances the department’s mission of human development by promoting activities, programs and resources aligned to Vanderbilt’s guiding principles. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Kathleen spent over twenty years teaching and administrating in child and youth development organizations applying reflective practice and social constructivist pedagogy. Additionally, she provides coaching, training and consulting in the field of early childhood care and education. Kathleen has a BA in Child Development, Communications, and Public Policy, studied Communications at Chapman University, and earned her doctoral degree from the School of Education at Mills College. She is passionate about children’s language development and literacy, workforce advocacy, and nature education.