Chief People & Strategy Officer
As Chief People Officer at the Catalight Foundation™, Natalie leads People & Performance, Equity & Social Justice, Communications, Marketing & Fundraising, Finance, Real Estate & Facilities, Governance, Risk & Compliance, and Quality. As part of her role, Natalie is focused on operationalizing organization-wide strategy – translating strategy into everyday execution to deliver meaningful impact while maximizing efficiency and minimizing cost. Natalie is also responsible for delivering a people-first culture that encompasses all areas of human resources including performance management, training, professional development, and communications for Catalight and its affiliates.
Natalie joined Catalight (formerly Easterseals Bay Area) in 2013 and over the course of her tenure, has led the transformation of the organization from a traditional human resources department to a performance-based culture. Prior to joining Catalight, Natalie held a variety of human resource management positions in fortune 500 companies across service industries such as hospitality, sports and entertainment. She holds a degree from Simmons College in Sociology with a minor in Business Management. Natalie has a strong commitment to employee satisfaction, is passionate about supporting all levels of the organization and is extremely dedicated to the many Catalight causes.