Kate Cantrell, Regional Network Director of Strategic Partnerships – West Coast

Kate Cantrell is Regional Network Director of Strategic Partnerships – West Coast. In this role, she helps identify and support other high-quality local providers that can implement Youth Villages’ effective and innovative programs, such as YVLifeSet and YVIntercept.

Cantrell previously served as Director of Community-Based Programs in Georgia. She began her career at Youth Villages in 2001 as a transition specialist in Youth Villages’ transitional living program (now called YVLifeSet). Cantrell was soon promoted to senior clinical supervisor and, in 2003, was named program supervisor for Youth Villages’ Specialized Crisis Services. In 2004, she became district manager for Youth Villages’ programs in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Cantrell earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in community agency counseling from the University of Memphis.