Jericho Road Worcester Names Katherine Robertson as ED
January 30, 2017 Jericho Road Worcester, a Worcester nonprofit that helps build the capacity of Worcester County nonprofits, recently announced that Katherine Robertson has been appointed as its director.
Robertson took over from Pam Guild, who had been serving in an interim capacity since Jolene Jennings stepped down from the post in late 2015 after serving as executive director for two years.
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engaged Robertson in a consulting role since last June to help define organizational needs and goals.
Robertson has served as a consultant to nonprofits for 20 years, specializing in strategy, community and governmental relations, grant writing, and administration.
Most recently, she served for two years as executive director of the Massachusetts Chemical & Technology Alliance, overseeing its advocacy work along with administrative functions.
From 2003 to 2011, Robertson was special assistant to the president for community affairs at College of the Holy Cross.
In addition, she has been involved in paid positions and as a volunteer with political campaigns for Congressman James P. McGovern, State Senator Harriette Chandler, State Rep. Kevin OSullivan; gubernatorial candidate Scott Harshbarger, and others.
Earlier, she served as a reporter for the Milford Daily News and Middlesex News, and as an editor for the Metrowest Business Review.
Robertson has served on the boards of New Partners for Community Revitalization, Regional Environmental Council, Salvation Army, South Worcester Neighborhood Center, and the Massachusetts Audubons Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government from Clark University.
After operating since 2009 as an affiliate of the Jericho Road Project based in Concord, Jericho Road Worcester became an independent nonprofit in 2015.
The nonprofit places volunteers at nonprofits in Worcester at no cost to the organization, to help them with a range of issues, including board development, data management assessment/improvement, finance, fundraising, human resources, marketing, program assessment and development, strategic planning, technology issues, and volunteer recruitment and management.
For the nine months ending June 30, 2015, Jericho Road Worcester reported $38,100 in revenue, of which $32,400 came from contributions and grants, and $22,600 in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing