Announcement: Kate Doherty-Schmeck joins Global ARCH as the first full-time Executive Director
We are very excited to announce that as of October 1, 2023, Kate has joined the Global ARCH team. She has already earned her stripes by volunteering her time to accompany us to the World Congress and UNGA2023 – both ahead of her official start date – where her leadership and enthusiasm were very much appreciated. Kate’s experience includes working in various areas of healthcare, beginning with her journey in public health, patient safety and quality, international health, and most recently US value-based care. The proudest and most impactful area of Kate’s career was managing the International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Disease (IQIC) and multiple global projects at Boston Children’s Hospital. Throughout her travels and career, Kate has consistently been reminded how passion, dedication, and collaboration impact this work. She truly believes there is no limit to what can be accomplished and that the most powerful voices are the patients and their families.
Personally, Kate’s brother, Joe, was born with congenital heart disease. His care journey supported by their parents not only enabled him to live a full life becoming a proud dad but also inspired Kate to pursue working in the cardiac space.
During her free time, she and her husband enjoy chasing their two little ones and and very active dog around. Welcome Kate!