Director, Civic Health Initiatives
Kristi Tate has served in leadership roles spanning organizations focused on education, service, and civic engagement. Most recently, Kristi served with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), a congressionally chartered organization dedicated to strengthening civic life in America. Her focus at NCoC was on developing and leading partnerships for the Civic Health Index, which creates reports and initiatives designed to strengthen civic life in communities across the country. Before joining NCoC, she served at Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice as Director of the DC Schools Project. She has also directed programs for HandsOn Greater Phoenix and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston Charlestown Clubhouse. She has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from Georgetown University, with a focus on social and public policy.
Why does working at CFA support what you are passionate about professionally?
I am passionate about the role that service and civic engagement can play in transforming individuals' lives and solving public problems. I'm excited about CFA's approach to ensure all Arizonans have a voice and role in shaping our communities.
What do you enjoy in your personal time?
I love spending time with my family and exploring new parts of Phoenix, Arizona, and the country through travel and camping.
Why do you love Arizona?
We've recently moved to Arizona from the East Coast, and I love the weather, connection to the outdoors, landscapes, and access to explore the West.