Senior Director, The Conversation Project
Kate DeBartolo is the Senior Director for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Senior Director for The Conversation Project, IHI’s public engagement initiative to help people share their wishes for care through the end of life. The Conversation Project was founded in 2010, on the belief that end of life discussions should begin at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit. The organisation offers free tools, guidance, and resources to begin talking with those who matter most about your and their wishes. In her role at the Institute Kate manages and cultivates relationships with national and state-level organisations that help engage the general public in advance care planning. Prior to joining IHI, Kate worked as a grant analyst at The California Endowment.