September 5, 2017 – Cate Lane, an established technical expert on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, will return to Pathfinder as its global leader for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs on September 5, 2017. She will be based in Washington, DC.
Drawing on her more than 20 years of experience in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, Cate will refine and drive Pathfinder’s global youth strategy, leveraging the expertise of our global Pathfinder Youth team and building on our pioneering work with adolescents and young people around the world. In this key role, Cate will advance Pathfinder’s global youth agenda with a focus on innovation, program quality, partnering with youth, and a deep commitment to sharing best practices and multi-country learning and insights with others engaged in this critical work.
Cate brings a wealth of experience to this strategic role for Pathfinder, including positions at Advocates for Youth, the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), Futures Group International, DevTech Systems, and USAID, where she most recently served as the youth advisor for the Office of Population and Reproductive Health/Service Delivery Improvement Division and technical advisor to USAID’s global cross-sectoral youth project, YouthPower. Prior to joining USAID, Cate was Pathfinder’s senior adolescent health advisor from 2005 to 2011.
Cate holds a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology and chemistry from California State University, Chico, and a Master’s in Public Health, specializing in health education and population planning from University of Michigan.