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Catrinka is thrilled to welcome Kathy Hall to our Advisory Board - the experts in empowering girls who advise us on how to maximize the impact of the donations generated with every purchase. 

Kathy runs the Empowering Girls Program at the Summit Foundation in Washington, DC. Since joining Summit in 2010, Kathy has overseen the program’s enhanced focus on equality for girls, the transition to local ownership of Summit’s youth leadership for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program in Mesoamerica, known as GOJoven, and the initiation of a young innovators project fund in Central America. A lawyer by training, Kathy was previously Deputy Director of Women and Population at the United Nations Foundation where she focused on initiatives related to adolescent girls, U.S. leadership on reproductive health, and violence against women. Prior to UNF, she served as Co-Executive Director of Just Detention International in Los Angeles, which focuses on ending sexual abuse in detention.  For nearly ten years, Kathy helped build and ultimately directed the International Legal Program of the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York where she helped expand the Center’s UN and human rights advocacy work, U.S. foreign policy focus and regional programs. She briefly worked in private legal practice and was a long-time board member of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), a human rights group in Boston. She currently serves on the Board of the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University School of Law.

February 26, 2014 by Megan Reilly Cayten