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Meet Our New Community Health Planner, Kate!


Health Policy & Planning (HPP) is proud to welcome Kate Hiester as the team’s newest Community Health Planner. Kate was born and raised in San Mateo County. She has worked in education, workforce development, and juvenile justice across the country. For over a decade, she has focused on addressing issues of equity for children and youth in the Bay Area, most recently as the San Francisco and San Mateo County Region Director for Fresh Lifelines for Youth. Kate’s work with HPP will focus on the Community Collaboration for Children’s Success and other initiatives to improve youth outcomes. She is excited to work with the HPP team to elevate the needs and voices of youth in San Mateo County to create a more equitable future.