Kate O'Malley is a senior program officer in the foundation's Better Chronic Disease Care program, which focuses on improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for Californians with chronic diseases. O'Malley manages projects focused on improving care at the end of life.
Prior to joining CHCF, she served as a senior project manager for nursing home quality improvement and as collaborative director for educational development with Lumetra in San Francisco. Earlier experience includes 20 years with On Lok Senior Health Services in San Francisco, in clinical and management roles, including the national replication of the On Lok model. As a geriatric nurse practitioner, O'Malley provided care to frail elders in community settings and also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya.
O'Malley received a degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island, a master's degree in health education from San Francisco State University, and certification as a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of California, San Francisco. She is also a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN®).