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Leadership Team

Kathryn Fernandez

Chief Development Officer

Kathryn oversees Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s fundraising efforts and the long-term advancement of Habitat as the premiere housing nonprofit in Philadelphia.

Kathryn is a nonprofit professional who previously worked with regional, national, and international organizations in roles that utilized her expertise in organizational and resource development. At Habitat Philadelphia, Kathryn oversees the fundraising and long-term advancement of the organization. Kathryn’s previous nonprofit work in the Philadelphia community includes Director of Development at Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, Associate Director with CCS, a nonprofit consulting service.

Kathryn is an independent consultant to local companies and nonprofits advising on various aspects of governance, management, and fundraising functions. Additionally, she speaks as a panelist and guest on similar topics in partnership with various local universities and nonprofits.

Kathryn serves on the Friends of Morris Park Board of Directors, with a commitment to preserve and steward this local 150-acre urban park. Kathryn received her MS in Nonprofit Leadership from the University Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice where she received the Richard J. Estes Global Citizenship Award and previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize.

Kathryn Fernandez
Chief Development Officer

(215) 765-6000 x21


“I build because having a safe and affordable place to call home is a basic human right.”