Catherine Connor is the Deputy Director for the HFG project at Abt Associates. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the domestic and international health fields, working with governments, NGOs, the private sector, and bilateral and multilateral agencies in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. She is a leader in health system strengthening with a focus on health financing.
Since joining Abt Associates in 1999, she has managed and delivered technical assistance in health sector reform and system strengthening on several global USAID projects. Previously, she worked in Brazil as part of banking and management consulting and in the US, she directed a hospital-based program coordinating all health and social services for homebound elderly through a grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a contract with Medicaid.
Catherine holds an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management from Boston University and a BA in Health Education with emphasis in Community Health and Program Planning from San Francisco State University.