Katherine Molina-Powell
VP of Strategy and Development - Harlem, NY

Katherine leads the business development, financial strategy, and administration at Shine Early Learning, a sister company to Acelero Learning Head Start. Katherine joined the Acelero Learning Head Start program in 2011, managing strategy and implementation on initiatives in Finance and Operations, including major purchasing RFPs and budget development, before joining the training division to lead Shine Early Learning’s overall training and technical assistance efforts. She has also worked extensively on organizational design and budget modeling with Shine Assist partners, designing comprehensive program budgets representing more than $200 million in federal funding. Before joining Acelero and Shine Early Learning, Katherine’s background included media, public relations, and educational technology research, development, and consulting; she co-authored the SIIA’s report The 2010 US Education Technology Market: Pre-K-12. She holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a bachelor’s degree from New York University.