MARTINSVILLE, VA – Kathryn E. Keller of Cincinnati, Ohio will serve as the Harvest Foundation’s new president after an 'exhaustive nationwide search.'
“Kate demonstrated a deep appreciation for our community and a commitment to growing the next chapter of grantmaking at the foundation. She has an extensive background in strategy development and execution, in addition to managing a large grants portfolio. We couldn’t be more excited for Kate to join the Harvest family,” said David Stone, chairman of the foundation Board of Directors.
Keller is scheduled to begin her position on July 15.
After 20 years of employment at Interact for Health, a private, health-focused foundation in Cincinnati, Keller brings a varied skill set to her new position.
Her previous roles included vice president of strategy and policy, vice president of policy and external relations, senior program officer, and program officer.
“I am passionate about enhancing a community’s vitality and health,” Keller said. “I am deeply honored to join such a committed organization and look forward to using my experience to work with the dedicated staff, board, and partners to advance the goals of our region.”
Keller received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Eastern Michigan University.
She will be relocating with her husband Craig and their son Charlie, along with their French Bulldog, Boomer. Their daughter, Allie, attends Ohio State University.