Kathy Stack

Kathy Stack is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Tobin Center for Economic Policy and an independent consultant, who advises non-profit organizations, foundations, research organizations, and government officials on strategies to advance cross-program innovation and evidence-based decision-making in health, human services, education, and other social programs. Prior to leaving federal service in 2015, Kathy spent nearly three decades at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Under the G.W. Bush and Obama administrations, she was a Deputy Associate Director overseeing budget, policy, legislation, regulations, and management issues for the Departments of Education and Labor, the Social Security Administration, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and major human services programs including Head Start, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, child welfare, and food and nutrition assistance. In this role, she helped both Republican and Democratic administrations strengthen their focus on using data, evidence, and evaluation to improve program results. After leaving OMB, Kathy served as a Vice President at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for nearly three years, overseeing projects to help federal, state, and local governments strengthen data and evaluation capacity. She is a graduate of Cornell University and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.