Catherine Patterson, MPP, joined the de Beaumont Foundation as a Program Officer in April 2014. She leads the Foundation’s work in urban health and policy and is responsible for the administration and management of all grants. In June 2015, Catherine helped launch the BUILD Health Challenge, a funding collaborative that leverages the funding dollars and support services of five organizations. BUILD offers more than $8 million in grant funds in order to stimulate and support innovative partnerships between hospitals, public health, and communities to improve opportunities for health across the United States.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Catherine worked at the Pew Charitable Trusts. As a part of the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign, she led efforts in several states to help expand access to preventive oral health services, such as dental sealants and fluoridated water. While at Pew, Catherine led a successful campaign to secure a regulatory change that expanded access to fluoridated water for more than 4 million people. Prior to working at Pew, Catherine taught preschool for five years, leading classrooms for both Head Start and the Virginia Preschool Initiative.
Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a masters of public policy from the University of Maryland.