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Katie O'Reilly

Executive Director, Business and Program Development

Milken Institute

Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Katie O'Reilly’s Biography

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.

Katie O'Reilly’s Newsfeed

Politico
From shadows to solutions: health care post-Covid

Katie O'Reilly, Executive Director, Business and Program Development at the Milken Institute, discusses the Institute's Future of Health Summit and addresses some significant health issues that are now garnering attention after they “moved into the shadow” due to Covid, namely maternal mortality and behavioral health. She urges a return to the collaborative efforts in place pre-pandemic to bring attention to these issues.

World Woman Foundation
The World Woman Foundation Welcomes Katie O'Reilly to its Advisory Board

The World Woman Foundation has welcomed its newest board member, Katie O’Reilly, Executive Director, Business & Program Development at the Milken Institute. Founded in 2013, World Woman Foundation is a non-profit arts organization creating meaningful experiences through business, technology, social entrepreneurship and entertainment designed for women all over the world. 

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Katie O'Reilly’s Background

Milken Institute
Executive Director, Business and Program Development
Dec 2012 - Present
Santa Monica, CA, USA
The Milken Institute is a non-profit global organization that supports people to build meaningful and healthy lives, in which they can access effective education and gainful employment while developing and contributing to their broader communities. The Institute is headquartered in California, with offices in Washington DC, London, Singapore, and Dubai.
Milken Institute
Associate Director, Marketing & Program Development
Feb 2007 - Dec 2012
Santa Monica, CA, USA
The Milken Institute is a non-profit global organization that supports people to build meaningful and healthy lives, in which they can access effective education and gainful employment whilst developing and contributing to their broader communities.
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Katie O'Reilly’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

World Woman Foundation
Advisory Board
Apr 2021 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Founded in 2013, World Woman Foundation is a non-profit arts organization creating meaningful experiences through business, technology, social entrepreneurship and entertainment designed for women all over the world.
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Co-chair | U.S. Development
Feb 2019 - Present
Parkville, AU
The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) is the largest child health research institute in Australia and one of the top three worldwide. The research team is dedicated to preventing and treating childhood conditions with a particular focus on the areas of Infection and Immunity, Cell Biology, Clinical Sciences, Genetics and Population Health.
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Previous Board Positions

Pocket Patient MD logo Pocket Patient MD logo
Pocket Patient MD
Advisory Board
Mar 2019 - Dec 2020
Pocket Patient MD is a patient-centered free medical platform that allows a patient and their physician to access medical information anywhere resulting in better care and lower costs.
Advance.org
Board Member
Jan 2010 - Dec 2017
Advance.org is a platform connecting Australians across the world with one another and with Australia through collaboration, investment and innovation.
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Philanthropy

Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Americorps Volunteer
Baltimore, MD, USA
Jesuit Volunteers perform vital community service among the poorest communities in six countries. Their goal is to engage young people in vital service within underprivileged communities and foster the growth of leaders committed to faith in action.

Media

From shadows to solutions: health care post-Covid
Interview
Jun 2021
Washington, DC, USA
Katie O'Reilly is featured in this Politico interview that covers the Milken Institute's Future of Health Summit. She addressed some significant health issues that are now garnering attention after they “moved into the shadow” due to Covid, namely maternal mortality and behavioral health. She urges a return to the collaborative efforts in place pre-pandemic to bring attention to these issues.
Podcast | Beyond Barriers in conversation with Katie O'Reilly
Interview
Dec 2020
Katie shares her thoughts on how being authentic helped her to earn the trust and respect of powerful global leaders, lead her team of change agents, and make massive impact in the world.
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Speaking Engagements

Future of Health Summit
Welcoming Remarks
Jun 2021
Katie O'Reilly, along with Michael Klowden, CEO of the Milken Institute, gave the welcoming remarks at the Milken Institute's 2021 Future of Health Summit. The virtual event convened leaders from across the globe to confront and work towards solving the most significant health challenges.
2020 Milken Institute Global Conference
Opening Plenary
Oct 2020
The 2020 Milken Institute Global Conference gathered the best minds in the world to tackle some of its most pressing challenges. The conference centered on the theme “Meeting the Moment", with a focus on the dual crises of a global pandemic and social injustice.
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Katie O'Reilly’s Education

Saint Joseph's University
BA, English Language and Literature
1997 - 2001