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July 8, 2020
Roca Names Chief Development Officer/Head of External Affairs
Kathi Anne Reinstein
Kathi Anne Reinstein
February 3, 2020 — Roca, a Chelsea-based nonprofit service provider working to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping young people transform their lives, recently announced that Kathi Anne Reinstein has been named chief development officer and head of external affairs.

Reinstein will oversee development of Roca, as well as its state and local relations and communications work.

“I’m thrilled to have Kathi join our remarkable team dedicated to addressing the trauma that the highest risk young people in our communities face,” said Molly Baldwin, Roca’s founder and chief executive officer. “Her experience and years of expertise will greatly help propel Roca in to its next 30 years.”

Reinstein has an extensive background in development and external affairs strategies, having provided leadership and counsel while serving in a number of roles working with government agencies, elected officials, and trade organizations.

Reinstein represented the people of Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1999 to 2014. She was the youngest woman member of House leadership, working as the second assistant majority leader, assistant majority whip and third division floor leader.

During her tenure in the House of Representatives, Reinstein drove political and community initiatives to better the lives of her constituents, serving as the chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, and chair of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators.

“Kathi has been a champion for the greater good since she first entered public service two decades ago,” said Jay Ash, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and Roca board member. “The thing I most admire about her is that she not only talks the talk, but she hustles the walk. She's impatient when it comes to pressing for change, yet she's so adept 2 at developing relationships, pushing us all forward to make life better for those who are lucky to have her as their benefactor.

Most recently, Reinstein served as director of policy and legislative affairs for Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg since 2017. She served as the primary liaison, driving the treasury’s policy and legislative agenda in Massachusetts by working with members of the Massachusetts legislature, governor, other constitutional offices, and state, federal, and municipal agencies.

Earlier, Reinstein worked as the government affairs manager for the Boston Beer Company, where she managed the brand’s government relations strategy. She worked with the government affairs committee of the national Craft Brewers Association, multiple state craft brewers guilds and managed government affairs personnel in several states and Washington, D.C.

Reinstein earned from a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and organizational communication from Suffolk University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Communication from Emerson College. She is currently an adjunct professor at Suffolk University, and earlier was an adjunct professor at Emerson College.

For the year ending June 30, 2018, Roca reported $20.8 million in revenue, of which $19.3 million came from contributions and grants, and $12.1 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.
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