Katie O'Reilly is a highly regarded executive in the global non-profit space, currently serving as Executive Director, Business and Program Development at the Milken Institute. The Milken Institute is a financial think tank that brings together leaders and innovators from diverse sectors in efforts to find solutions for the most pressing global challenges.
Katie has extensive experience working with NGOs, philanthropic organizations, corporations, and individuals with a focus on building strategic partnerships and developing philanthropic initiatives. As Executive Director, she oversees the international expansion of the institute’s major initiatives and leads the program development and relationship management teams. Katie is also focused on creating strategic engagement plans for collaboration with partners, including financial institutions, corporations, foundations and individual philanthropists, and organizing conferences and events in the US and globally.
She began her career in the non-profit world as Senior Development Officer with the United Way of Los Angeles. In this role, she was responsible for donor engagement, developing new models for fundraising, and managing the development team. Katie’s work also extends to numerous non-executive roles. She is a member of the advisory board of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and co-chairs the Development Board (US) of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the largest child health research institute in Australia. Katie also sits on the advisory board of Pocket Patient MD, an online medical platform enabling the exchange of medical information.
Previously, she has served on the boards of Advance, a global Australian Citizens networking group, and NextStep Fitness, a charitable organization making community-based rehabilitation available to spinal cord injury sufferers.
Katie graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts in English.