Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Director of Government Affairs
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Kathryn “Kate” Audette currently serves as the Director of Government Affairs at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In this role she develops patient, family, caregiver and provider driven advocacy campaigns in order to create positive impact in the areas of cancer prevention, access to care, health equity and survivorship quality of life.
Prior to this role Kate served for seven years as the Director of State Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital where she provided strategic oversight and leadership of the hospital’s state policy advocacy agenda on child health priorities.
A results driven, government relations professional with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry, Kate is skilled in policy practice, grassroots organizing and program evaluation. A social worker by training, Kate has a deep commitment to community, equity and educating the next generation of social workers.
Deeply committed to community service, Kate serves a board member at Harbor Health Services, a community health organization and Project Bread a nonprofit dedicated to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts.