EngAGE is delighted to welcome KATE HOUSTON to our team! Kate is based in Minnesota as the Regional Program Director for EngAGE Heartland, currently serving Good Samaritan Society – Waconia and Westview Acres in Waconia, and Riverview Senior Housing in Minneapolis.
Kate has worked in planning and program development for aging services, and grants management and program development for community arts programs. She has led several collaborative initiatives to improve community based care for older adults, including dementia care, caregiver support services, services to minority and ethnic elders, fostering lifetime communities and building the business acumen of the aging network. She is skilled at identifying and sharing best practices, designing programs to achieve outcomes and measuring impact, and nurturing relationships that foster collaboration among community partners. Kate has also made art in different forms throughout her life, including music and ceramics. She is pleased to bring her experience in arts and aging to foster opportunities for creative expression for older adults. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.