Kate Burke and I met in cyberspace when she reached out to me to interview me for a class project on social entrepreneurship and suicide prevention. Six months later, she is interning for the Carson J Spencer Foundation remotely from Washington, D.C. and helping us build our Working Minds Program. Her blog speaks to the challenges HR professionals face when trying to promote mental health in the workplace.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kate Burke is a consultant with over 15 years of experience in business in the private and non-profit sectors. Ms. Burke's most recent experience is in operational management and human resources with the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. She focused on performance management, process improvement and change management projects in San Francisco Bay Area and Washington Metro Area. Ms. Burke has also worked with a locally based management company, a national non-profit higher education association and national life insurance company.
Ms. Burke holds a B.A. from Westmont College in International Studies with an emphasis in Latin America, including studies in Costa Rica. She is a Masters candidate in Social Enterprise with the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC.