Kathleen Ryan Gerard

Special Adviser for Development

Kathleen joined IWHC in January 2011. Prior to IWHC she served as Vice President for External Relations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from May 2007 through May 2010. In this role she oversaw the development efforts of the Endowment and headed the New Vision campaign, which led the Endowment to become the first global think tank with offices established in Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels, in addition to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and a long-standing center in Moscow.

Kathleen has worked in development for 16 years starting as Vice President of Development at the South Street Seaport Museum, followed by The After-School Corporation (TASC), and as Vice President and Director of Development at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, all in New York City. Prior to her work in development, Kathleen worked in two presidential administrations, New York State government, and the documentary division at NBC.

She holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Latin American Affairs and Anthropology from New York University, and an M. Phil. in American and Latin American History from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She serves on the Development Committee of the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in Shelter Island, NY. She speaks Spanish.