Katherina has a decade's experience in writing, editing and communications leadership for the non-profit sector. She co-organized and wrote the final report of Effective Public Health Communication in an Inter-Connected World: Enhancing Resilience to Health Crises, an expert public health convening at the Bellagio Center in Italy, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation in October, 2015. The event drew on lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak, SARS, H1N1, HIV/AIDS and the earthquakes of Haiti and Nepal. She co-designed the first ever health journalism training program for Liberia, in collaboration with Internews, Johns Hopkins Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and USAID, and led a six-month fellowship for Liberian journalists to receive specialist training in health reporting, medical knowledge and anatomy.
Editing and communications clients have included Social Impact/USAID, Internews, HC3, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), United Nations Mission to Liberia (UNMIL) American Refugee Committee and others.
Monitoring, evaluation and research clients have included Internews and Search for Common Ground. Katherina has experience leading focus groups and compiling monitoring and evaluation reports.
She is on the board of Health Promotion Professionals of Liberia (HPPA), an independent body that works in close collaboration with Liberia's Ministry of Health.