Kathy is an attorney by training but spent more than 25 years in the real estate industry, developing and financing affordable housing in Massachusetts and California. She was the Executive Director of two non-profit housing development corporations, Fields Corner Housing Development Corporation and Santa Monica Community Corporation, where she built and managed affordable housing portfolios. She retired as Chief of Lending for Southern California at the California Housing Finance Agency where she oversaw the construction and permanent lending for affordable rental housing projects as well as writing and handling the Agency’s special needs programs, including the development of a $400 million Mental Health Services Housing Program. Kathy also served six years on the Santa Monica Planning Commission and ten years on the Palm Springs Planning Commission where she is currently the Chair. She has also served as Co-Chair of the Palm Springs Citizens Advisory Group of District Representation and is a member of the Library Board of Trustees. Kathy’s focus on the Palm Springs Theatre Foundation Board is to secure funding to build an abiding legacy for the Plaza Theatre and the community it serves.