Kate Gualtieri
Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Gualtieri works closely with the President to manage the organization and its operations—focusing on strategy, integration, and implementation. She oversees selected strategic initiatives at MDRC; leads our Quality Assurance and Risk Management program; and ensures that we facilitate connections and share lessons across our broad range of domains and departments. Gualtieri brings more than two decades of experience in public policy research and management to this role. Prior to joining MDRC, she worked as an ethnographer for Public/Private Ventures’ Fathers at Work evaluation; served as a co-principal investigator on the Baltimore Parenthood Study; and taught undergraduate courses at New York University in Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Sex and Gender, and Political Sociology. She has a BA in sociology from Skidmore College, and a master’s degree in sociology from New York University.