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.
ProjectsKate Gualtieri, Alexandra Bernardi, Anne Warren, Mary Bambino, Caroline Mage, Sharon Rowser, Helen Lee
Currently, almost half of the 6.7 million pregnancies in the United States each year are unintended — a rate higher than that of many other industrialized countries. These unintended pregnancies are roughly evenly divided between women who did not use contraception at all and those who did, but ineffectively. Higher proportions of unintended pregnancies are found among...Kate Gualtieri, Dan Bloom, Melissa Boynton, William Corrin, Fred Doolittle, John Martinez, Louisa Treskon, Jean Grossman, Leigh Parise, Marie-Andrée Somers, Michelle S. Manno, Rebecca Unterman, Megan Millenky, Rashida Welbeck, Mary Bambino
The Social Innovation Fund ( SIF ) , an initiative enacted under the Edward Kennedy Serve America Act, targets millions of dollars in public-private funds to expand effective solutions across three issue areas: economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development and school support.