Bio: Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz, MPA, MSW, is a senior non-profit consultant with over 30 years of experience. As a consultant, Jeff specializes in organizational development, fundraising, and management. He served two organizations as Executive Director for 14 years. Over the past 10 years, he has served as an Interim Executive Director for 8 organizations, each time resulting in a turnaround.

In addition to his work as a non-profit consultant, Jeff is a nationally recognized child welfare expert. He led an influential national research project at Harvard, was a member of the Obama for President Child Policy team, has testified before Congress, and played a role in passing the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. He writes for the Huffington Post and his op-ed pieces have been published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, and other publications

Jeff attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a Public Service Fellow and received a Masters Degree in Public Administration. After completing his Masters at Harvard, Jeff served as a Fellow at the Kennedy School, where he developed the Listening to Parents Project, a national study of how prospective adoptive parents are treated by public child welfare agencies. He also holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University.