Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
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Kristin brings fifteen years of cross-sector experience in operations management, planning and client services to her role at the Taproot Foundation. As chief operating officer she is responsible for designing and implementing business operations that enable the organization to realize strategic objectives, maximize opportunities for growth and impact, and promote the culture and vision of the organization. In addition, the Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President steers the evolution of Taprootplus.org, and the annual engagement of tens of thousands of nonprofits and skilled volunteers via the online match-making platform. Prior to taking on this role, Kristin held the position of vice president.
Previously, Kristin was a program and evaluation manager at Leeza’s Place in Los Angeles where she tested program concepts and performed crisis intervention with caregivers. She has also worked as a compliance officer for a Los Angeles-based hedge fund and for the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Representation Project in Washington, DC.
Kristin holds an MSW from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in Justice and Psychology from American University.