Katie McGeehan, PhD, MS
Katie McGeehan is a community and cultural psychologist with extensive experience with community-based organizations in socially, economically, and ethnically diverse communities across the country as a consultant, evaluator, researcher, educator, counselor, and scholar. She has experience with culturally responsive research; community interventions; implementation science; evaluation, including quantitative and qualitative methods, formative, summative, and empowerment evaluation; qualitative & quantitative data collection and analysis; interviews, focus group & workshop facilitation; strategic planning; capacity-building; needs and resource assessments; program development and implementation; community engagement; nonprofits; faith-based initiatives; and curriculum development. Katie has content expertise in mental health; education; culturally responsive, community-based research; and disaster management. She is committed to leveraging the power of applied research to build stronger, more resilient communities.
Prior to joining the LFA team, Katie led the evaluation of a federally-funded Children’s Mental Health Initiative System of Care grant for a program providing services to young women who are survivors of trauma in the state of Hawaiʹi. She worked for six years as a consultant to charitable organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area prior to pursuing her doctoral degree. Her experience as an educator includes teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels. She is a published author, with results of her research in the fields of disasters and trauma appearing in peer-reviewed journals.
Katie has conducted community-based systems-level disaster research in the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. She served as a Mercy Volunteer teaching high school on the Navajo Nation from 2001-2003. She currently serves in a formal volunteer role supporting Mercy Volunteers serving in San Francisco.
Doctor of Philosophy, Community and Cultural Psychology, University of Hawaiʹi at Mānoa
Master of Arts, Community and Cultural Psychology, University of Hawaiʹi at Mānoa
Master of Science, Counseling and Human Relations, Villanova University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Loyola University Maryland
Selected Project Experience
Schusterman Family Foundation Fellowship and Alumni evaluation and learning partner
Kaiser Permanente Trauma-Informed Care and Resilience grants initiatives evaluation and learning partner
Genentech Futurelab STEM education initiative evaluation and learning partner
PBS Hawai'i HIKI NŌ youth media initiative evaluation and sustainability partner
Bay Area Trauma-Informed System of Care Trauma Transformed systems change initiative evaluation and learning partner
SF CASA evaluation and learning system
San Francisco Department of Public Health, Behavioral Health Services’ Wellness Management and Recovery Program Pilot evaluation
San Mateo County Center for Learning Analytics evaluation and learning partner
Marin Community Foundation Early Childhood Education Quality Improvement initiative evaluation
Packard Foundation Southern States Reproductive and Population Health organizational effectiveness initiative evaluation
Center for Effective Philanthropy Subscriber Assessment Tools evaluation
Sonoma County Upstream Investments Policy Initiative, collective impact evaluation