Stream: Computational Health
Kathleen leads strategy, operations and partnerships in Microsoft’s Health and Life Science Research and Incubation organization, Health Futures. She is responsible for driving incubation strategy and defining partnerships across life sciences, biomedical and healthcare technologies in addition to driving investment strategy in emerging portfolio areas. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kathleen led corporate development and partnership creation across the healthcare ecosystem at Castlight Health, a start-up enabling better health navigation, and investment strategy and growth in venture capital. She also spent time leading strategy development in machine learning, medical informatics and emerging technologies within the health payer space. She began her career in financial services, developing investment strategies and establishing new co-developed product partnerships for Barclays.
Kathleen is also an early stage investor, board member and active volunteer with a number of humanity, health and sustainability focused non-profits and is a member of several professional societies to support and mentor women in STEAM.
Outside of work, Kathleen spends her time with her husband and their two young children, and enjoys spending time in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest outdoors.