K ate is the Executive Director of the ERC. In this role, she leads the ERC’s efforts to uncover and eliminate unfair and illegal discrimination. Kate manages strategic visioning for the organization and oversees all program areas, including trainings, complaints and referrals, education and outreach, investigations, testing, and enforcement. Kate joined the ERC in 2015 as the Director of Fair Housing and was promoted to Deputy Director in 2017, before becoming Executive Director in 2020. Prior to joining the ERC, she worked in a variety of roles at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, including serving as the Assistant Director. Kate has a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Loyola University New Orleans. She was pursuing a PhD in Sociology at UCLA when Hurricane Katrina struck, and decided to returned to New Orleans to address the housing crisis exacerbated by the storm.