Kate is Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy at PSI. She has designed and led several highly successful public health initiatives, including YouthAIDS and Five & Alive, to increase public awareness around HIV and prevent the spread of the disease among young people. Before PSI, Kate co-founded and served as managing director of the promotion agency “141” in Eastern Europe, part of the Bates, Saatchi & Saatchi advertising network. In 2007, Kate was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, where she serves on the Global Health Advisory Board and is the founding curator of WEF Global Shapers. She was also featured as a CNN Hero and received the Jack Valenti AIDS outstanding achievement award. In 2009, Vogue named her as one of its 100 women. Kate is an adjunct professor on social entrepreneurship at The George Washington University and an invited speaker at Aspen Ideas Festival, Davos, Wharton Business School, Columbia University, and Harvard Business School.
Colleen serves as the strategic and operational lead for Maverick Collective, with particular focus on programmatic and leverage strategy to attract additional funding from large institutional donors and ensure sustainability. Colleen was formerly Vice President of Business Development at PSI, where she was responsible for the development and execution of strategies to raise more than $500 million annually. Since joining PSI in 2007, she has provided a broad range of leadership and technical expertise to program teams and country platforms during grant development processes. Before PSI, Colleen led business development at Partners for Democratic Change and served in program management at the International Foundation for Election Systems. She holds a masters in international development from American University. Colleen sits on the Board of Directors for PSI Europe, Society for Family Health in Zambia, PSI Zimbabwe, and YTH.
Jen leads the growth and development of Maverick Collective’s philanthropic partnerships. She has close to a decade of experience working in philanthropy at NPR (National Public Radio). Jen has been a passionate advocate for the health and rights of people in the developing world since college, working in youth camps in Ukraine, volunteering with the International Rescue Committee to resettle Sudanese refugees, and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia. She holds an MBA in international business and non-profit management from George Washington University.
Su ensures the design and implementation of Maverick Collective projects effectively address the needs of girls and women. She previously led the adolescent girls portfolio at the UN Foundation and has also worked at Plan International USA, managing the strategy and execution of the ‘Because I am a Girl’ Initiative. Su has also worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble and served in the Peace Corps in Samoa teaching mathematics. Su holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Duke University with concentrations in social entrepreneurship and marketing.
Aaron leads philanthropic partnerships, strategic communications, and overall execution of the Maverick Collective brand. Over the past seven years, he has advised governments, foundations, and some of the world’s leading healthcare companies on the development of corporate responsibility initiatives, public-private partnerships, and grant-making strategies. Prior to joining PSI, Aaron was a global health strategy consultant, where he worked on the design of shared value initiatives and access to medicines strategies for major corporate clients. In London, he served as legislative and communications aide to UK government ministers, including the Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women. He holds a masters in international development from Oxford University.
Leah manages the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Maverick Collective’s projects. She has worked to improve the lives of women and girls globally through a variety of public and private organizations, including expanding reproductive health services for adolescent girls in Liberia, evaluating nutrition programs in South Sudan, and creating livelihoods strategies for artisans in Vietnam. At the UN Foundation, Leah managed the international research, advocacy, and programming for adolescent girls. She has written policy memos for Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government related to gender and health, economic empowerment, political participation, and education. She holds a masters in development economics from the Fletcher School
Meghan supports the team in the management of philanthropic partnerships, member communications and events. She has worked with a variety of nonprofits, governments, and corporations in the United States and France. Meghan previously advised NGOs and corporate responsibility teams in the philanthropic tech sector, using analytics to help them leverage their resources for maximum impact. Prior to this experience, Meghan lived in France for two years, where she taught English and volunteered with local women’s rights associations. She holds a BA from Connecticut College in international relations and women’s studies.
Caroline supports the team and Kate Roberts as Senior Vice President in scheduling, events and budget management, handling the day to day operations of Maverick Collective. Prior to joining PSI, Caroline was an Account Manager at WeddingWire, a technology startup based in Chevy Chase, MD, where she engaged with event merchants to help them grow their businesses through best practices and the latest technology and industry trends. She holds a BA in communications from Towson University.