Prior to joining Grameen Foundation, Kathleen Stack worked with Freedom for Hunger for 32 years, most recently serving as Interim President and CEO. Ms. Stack has 37 years of experience in international development with expertise in program design and management, strategic business planning, microfinance and microenterprise development.
Ms. Stack has been a leader in the design of financial services for the poor including Credit with Education and Savings Group methodologies. She led the development of Freedom from Hunger’s business education curriculum and was instrumental in the design of the Global Financial Education Program curriculum and approach. In her various roles with Freedom from Hunger, she has provided capacity-building, training and evaluation services for microfinance and civil society organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America and is a founding member of The SEEP Network.
Prior to joining Freedom from Hunger, Ms. Stack served as Associate Director of Plan International in Burkina Faso before becoming a Program Manager for a USAID women’s credit and nutrition project in that country. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali.
Ms. Stack holds an M.A. in International Administration from the School for International Training Graduate Institute and a B.A. in Psychology from Clark University. She speaks fluent French.