Policy and Advocacy Director

Kate Kasper joined the RHC in 2023 as Policy and Advocacy Director. She is responsible for implementing the organization’s advocacy agenda, overseeing all policy and advocacy projects, managing relationships with key external stakeholders, and strategically creating policy-related internal and external communication.

Past Work

Kate has over 15 years of experience at the local, state and national level with nonprofit and social impact organizations focused on improving the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities. As a DC native, she is equally skilled at lobbying leaders in the halls of Congress and state legislatures as she is training grassroots advocates on the best way to leverage their knowledge and power to make change in their communities.

Her knowledge of Missouri’s policy landscape comes from over 10 years of advocacy experience working for nonprofits such as Planned Parenthood and Generate Health. Prior to relocating to the Midwest, she worked in Washington, DC as the Director of Advocacy for the national office of the YWCA USA, Deputy Director of URGE (a national reproductive justice organization focused on mobilizing youth and students), and at the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Education and Involvement

Kate has a BA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received her law degree from the City University of New York School of Law.

Currently, Kate is involved in local policy efforts in the Metro East. She is a member of Illinois Moms Demand Action and an active volunteer for various political campaigns. Her most recent advocacy campaign is mobilizing community members to convince Trader Joe’s to build a store in her hometown.

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