Katarina supports the finance and legal departments through her work with contracts and the grants management process. Prior to joining Community Partners, Katarina was the manager of programs and operations for the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI), a project of Community Partners. Katarina serves as a governor-appointed state commissioner and public member on the Physical Therapy Board, where she has held the office of president for the past two years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Cal State Long Beach and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University. Before joining the Community Partners staff, Katarina embarked on a six-month solo backpacking trip that took her through South American, South East Asia, North Africa and Europe.