Kathleen Moxon has been working with and on behalf of rural opportunity youth for the past 10 years. During that time, she served as the director of the YouthBuild USA’s Rural and Native Initiatives team and program design lead for The California Endowment, Building Health Communities Initiative in Del Norte County, CA. She brings to that work a 30 year background in economic and community development and philanthropy.
In addition to project management, technical assistance and training, Moxon provides leadership for Redwood Coast Rural Action (RCRA), a four county leadership network in northwestern CA focused on work best addressed by the collective region including policy, research, regional planning, and project implementation. In her leadership role, she has served as the chairperson for the California Stewardship Network, a geographically diverse group of organizations bound by an ethic of stewardship and triple bottom line outcomes (social, environmental, and economic.) She is dedicated to the development of the next generation of statewide leaders and serves as the champion of the CSN Steward Leader Fellows Program developing collaborative leadership skills focused on triple bottom line outcomes at the local, regional, and state levels. She was awarded the Regional Steward of the Year award at the CA Economic Summit in 2019.
In addition to her work, she serves on the boards of Open Door Community Health Centers, Redwood Forest Foundation Inc. and Garfield School District. She has raised four children in Humboldt County CA and enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren.
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