Kate Brady

Kate Brady, PhD, ABD, is project manager for NCAPPS and HCBS Setting Rule Engagement and is particularly excited to advance community response to critical public systems changes that align services with HSRI’s goal to see all people living healthy, fulfilling lives as powerful, respected members of society. Kate has worked in the field of disability policy, service, and systems advocacy for nearly two decades. She brings experiences from work across multiple systems including home- and community-based services, vocational rehabilitation, Medicaid, Social Security, and workforce development. Kate thrives leading organizational, team, and individual change through the development and implementation of elaborate research and technical assistance endeavors and is adept at problem identification, process improvement, and program design, implementation, and evaluation.

Prior to coming to HSRI Kate worked as deputy director at the Georgia Council on Disability and has consulted for University Centers of Excellence at both the University of Georgia and the University of Massachusetts and worked as director of research at the National Organization on Disability.

Kate has a lifelong love of the arts, in particular folk music and independent theater and film. When not at work, she enjoys time with her wife, two teenagers, and a gaggle of pets. Community connectedness is precious, too, and she treasures knowing and spending time with neighbors and friends.