Kathleen Goodman

Director, Strategy and Insights
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
About

Kathleen Goodman leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Delivery team and their strategic efforts to improve access to and demand for health services and interventions in low-income countries, through investments that help their health systems reach underserved communities. This work includes understanding the needs and wants of people in those communities, particularly women, and the challenges faced by the health providers who serve them. Kathleen joined the foundation in 2011 as director of Strategy, Planning & Management for the Communications division. She subsequently led strategy and planning for the Vaccine Delivery team.

Before joining the foundation, she was senior director at Point B, where she led strategy and organizational development engagements for Fortune 100 clients in retail, manufacturing, technology, aerospace, health care, and philanthropy. Earlier, she worked in organizational development at Starbucks and at the Christian Science Monitor. Kathleen earned a B.A. in biology from Whitman College and an M.A. in management and organizational communication from Emerson College.