Katie Manga will assume the role of executive director for Gateway to Hope, it was announced today. The organization provides support to individuals battling breast cancer with the tools needed to navigate treatment and increase their odds of beating their diagnosis.
Manga, a seasoned executive with corporate, government and nonprofit experience, most recently served as senior vice president of Advancement and External Affairs at the Wyman Center, Inc., where she was responsible for the design, implementation and overall leadership of strategic initiatives to secure operating and growth capital to serve youth in need. Prior to that, she worked for several years at The Boeing Company, where she held local and national leadership roles with teams engaging in strategic community investment, grassroots outreach and government affairs. She has also held policy and outreach roles in her native of state of Florida, serving as a staff member at the state legislative level and for a U.S. Senator. Always committed to the health and well-being of girls and women, she has served on several nonprofit boards, including her current service on the Girls on the Run St. Louis Advisory Council following six years of board service there.
Manga received her Master of Science in Political Science from Florida State University, and Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing the Executive Leadership Certificate At Harvard University’s Kennedy School Executive Education Program. She is a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
“We are thrilled to welcome someone of Katie’s caliber on board at Gateway to Hope. Her expertise and extensive leadership skills will be integral as we continue to navigate the health care arena,” said Susan Sullivan, Board President of the organization. “More importantly, however, under her leadership, our patients undergoing breast cancer treatment can expect a continuation of the excellence in lifeline services we have provided for them since our inception more than a decade ago.”