Prior to joining the Network, Katie was Director of Human Resources at The Alternative Living Group, a nonprofit organization serving the Developmentally Disabled Community in Albany and Schenectady counties in New York. She provided a variety of HR functions to 185 full and part time employees, including: policy development and implementation, employee relations, conflict resolution, employee mentoring, workers compensation, disability, health and life insurance maintenance, recruitment of new hires, training development and maintenance, and unemployment insurance monitoring and compliance. Katie was the Human Resources Manager at Vanderheyden, in Wynantskill, New York, for 375 staff across multiple community-based developmental disabilities and mental health programs. She previously served in administrative roles at James H. Maloy in Loudonville, New York. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University at Albany, where she majored in English. She is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, focusing on Human Resources Management.