Kara joined the team in February 2012 and has a background in human resources and office management. She greatly enjoys working at the Foundation, believes in its mission, and admires its continuous efforts to meet and communicate with the community. She is inspired by the various ways the Foundation provides assistance in times of need to the people of Maricopa County. Her hope is to build greater community awareness of MHF so that eventually it is well known to all Arizonans.
Kate Fassett joined the Maricopa Health Foundation in early 2016 after spending the last 10 years in Public Affairs consulting. With a focus on campaign fundraising, Kate worked on the campaigns of such notable clients as Governor Jan Brewer, Mayor Scott Smith when he ran for Governor, Congressman Matt Salmon, and many others. While in this role, Kate served as the Finance Director for the “Yes on 480 Campaign” in 2014. She was instrumental in raising more than $1.4 million during the successful passage of the bond measure, which will enabled MIHS to continue its great work by building a new hospital, a behavioral health facility, and family health centers.
Kate is a first generation native Arizonan. She grew up in Northern Arizona, and graduated from Arizona State University with a double major in History and Political Science. She has been married to an unbelievably amazing man for eight years and they have two kids, Cameron and Quinn. Kate keeps active in her community by volunteering at her son’s elementary school as well as teaching Sunday School at her church. She also sits on the Governor’s Tourism Advisory Council after being appointed by Governor Brewer in 2014. When not working or volunteering, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, playing tennis, and working out.
More than anything, Kate is eager and excited to utilize her network of influential Arizonan’s to build support for the Foundation and all of their unique programs. She is looking forward to promoting and sharing the stories of MIHS’s patients with the community. Kate is excited to be a part of the incredible team at Maricopa Health Foundation who work tirelessly in support of such an incredible mission.