Katy White holds a MSW in Community Development, and a BA in Social Work. As the Director of Research & Innovation, she identifies innovations and research gaps within our membership and the youth services field and works to expand those innovations across a wider spectrum. Prior to joining MANY, Katy served at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as a program manager and specialist in program design and innovation. Previously, Katy also spent five years providing training and technical assistance to mentoring programs across the nation with Dare Mighty Things. Katy has supported the creation of statewide mentoring coalitions, managed communities of practice and provided TA services to dozens of youth programs. She has done extensive benchmarking and training on developing strong partnerships and coalitions, especially for social service agencies. Katy has years of experience in both national and international community service, having participated in and led programs in Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Kenya, and across the country.