Kate Carr serves as the president and chief executive officer of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one killer of children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 500 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 25 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent.
Kate has dedicated her career to helping children and families. Prior to joining Safe Kids Worldwide in October 2011, Kate served as managing director of Malaria No More and played a lead role in resource mobilization and expansion of programmatic activities in Africa.
As president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Kate was instrumental in expanding the Foundation’s work around the world to ensure more babies were born free of HIV and those children and mothers already living with the virus would get the medicine they needed to live longer and healthier lives. She also established the Glaser Pediatric Research Network to support clinical research beyond HIV/AIDS in children.
Kate also served as President and CEO at Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) and focused efforts on collaborative support for translational research in brain cancer.
Kate’s political experience includes serving as Special Assistant to the President, Office of Public Liaison at the White House and working on multiple local, state and national campaigns.