General manager of Community Services
Kathleen oversees departments focused on the City's physical, social, and cultural development, most notably, Housing Policy and Projects and their ongoing evolution of the City’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy.
She brings a wealth of experience to her position from her 35-year history in land use planning, engineering design and construction, social and affordable housing, infrastructure asset management, transit, culture, and social policy.
Kathleen is a licensed professional engineer, who prior to her role at the City held positions that included strategic policy advisor and acting city engineer to the City of Halifax, chief operating officer for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and commissioner of transportation and community planning for York Region.
Kathleen is currently vice-chair of the Canadian Urban Institute and former vice-chair of the Board of the House of Compassion, a housing non-profit which provides supportive housing to residents living with severe and persistent mental illness.