Kate Nelson

EO Director

Kate stands at the forefront of our growing Mission. A passionate leader, she is responsible for EO’s vision, strategy, program development, fundraising efforts and operations. Kate began working with refugees as a volunteer in 2006 and has since become instrumental in community initiatives including hosting refugee peace dinners. She is a co-founder of Girls to Women and a volunteer with the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Kate operates under the guiding principle so well-articulated by Grace Lee Boggs, “We never know how our small activities will affect others through the invisible fabric of our connectedness. In this exquisitely connected world, it’s never a question of ‘critical mass.’ It’s always about critical connections.” When not working, Kate enjoys the peace and beauty of the outdoors and dance parties with her son, husband and dog, Lucy.