Kathlyn Taylor Gaubatz, Ph. D.

Interim Executive Director
(202) 467-8180

Kathlyn has over twenty years of experience in nonprofit leadership. In San Francisco, she was executive director of Compass Family Services, a large nonprofit that provides a comprehensive range of services for homeless and very low-income families. In Norfolk, she was the founder and executive director of Virginia Social Ventures, which operated the job training enterprise Spotlight Books. Kathlyn has served as an Atlantic Fellow at Oxford University, has staffed a major regional commission, and is the author of the book Crime in the Public Mind. She holds a B. A. in sociology from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. Currently, she serves on the board of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC.

Kathlyn also is an experienced interim executive director. Besides providing interim leadership for PFLAG National, she previously led the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia through the transition following the departure of its founding executive director.