Kate O'Bannon serves as Senior Director of Strategy at Repair the World. As a member of Repair's Executive Team, she focuses on their strategic growth and planning, development, and working with Repair's Board of Directors and key stakeholders. She enjoys fusing her passions for tikkun olam (repairing the world), Judaism, and relationship building with other passionate leaders on the Repair team.
Prior to joining Repair the World, Kate worked at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, where she supported the Foundation’s efforts to connect and support global networks of young Jewish adults. She started her career by completing a year of service as a JDC Global Service Corps Fellow in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in religious studies and a minor in leadership.
Outside of work, she serves on the boards of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and Hillel at the University of Virginia. Kate is a recipient of the JPRO Network Young Professional Award. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, Clark, is an avid traveler, and can usually be found sipping on green tea and staying active through trying out the latest fitness trends, cooking, and volunteering.