Kathleen Ryan Skinner is responsible for leading business development management, analysis, and support for the organization. She directs and oversees the identification of new research funding opportunities and the proposal development process. Her team leads the proposal preparation and submission process, provides trainings and guidance to staff, and works closely with external clients. In addition, Kathleen’s team collects and analyzes data to answer key business development questions to create, improve, and maintain systems and guidance that will continue to improve Child Trends’ development process.
Kathleen oversees Child Trends’ compliance requirements and activities, ensuring compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures. In addition, she oversees office administration functions across all Child Trends offices, including facilities management, negotiation and maintenance of lease agreements, and management of space needs and vendors.
Kathleen previously served as research development coordinator for Royal Roads University in British Columbia, Canada, and as grants administrator for CARE USA in Atlanta.