Deirdre manages the Patient Care Program’s internal operations.
Prior to joining the foundation, Deirdre served as the manager of grants and operations at the Thrive Foundation for Youth where she designed Thrive’s procedures around its grantmaking processes, and oversaw the implementation of a cloud-based grants management system.
Prior to her work at the Thrive Foundation, Deirdre was a senior program administrator for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Media Fellowships, Internships, and global journalism programs. During more than a decade at Kaiser, she worked alongside health policy leaders and hundreds of journalists on a nationally recognized media-training program. She handled a range of responsibilities that included providing strategic input on program development and site visits, overseeing the programs’ financial details and managing the programs’ day-to-day operations.
Deirdre earned her B.A. in English literature from Sonoma State University.