Staff Bio: Wendy Kohn

 

Marketing and Development Director
 

Wendy Kohn, Director of Marketing and Development, joined the Partnership for Strong Communities in Feb 2015. She is responsible for fundraising and creating donor communications materials for Partnership. Prior to starting at PSC, Wendy worked at Foodshare, one of CT’s regional food banks, as the Director of Development.

Wendy moved to CT in 2011 from Oregon. Wendy has had a varied career spanning several fields, starting as a practicing veterinarian in the early 90’s. Her love of education and communication (which are, not surprisingly, a big part of veterinary medicine) led her to start a small business called Kwamba Productions creating educational and advocacy media products for non-profits worldwide. After 17 successful years with Kwamba, Wendy became Executive Director of a small non-profit (PAW Team) providing veterinary care for the pets of people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty in Portland, OR. She managed PAW Team for 4 years before moving to Connecticut.

Wendy graduated with a B.S. from Duke University in psychology and biology, and received her DVM from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. In a strange alignment of fate, she moved from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Connecticut where she lives with her spouse, 2 cats, and an English Mastiff (which counts for about 4 “normal” sized dogs).

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