As associate executive vice chancellor and chief of staff for ForHealth Consulting, Catherine “Katie” Mick applies her strategic and operational innovation skills as an advisor to the chief executive, providing guidance on policy, planned initiatives, and business activities that strengthen and build client relationships, support organizational growth, and create an environment where employees can thrive.
Katie has held past roles in leadership, policy development, administration, and financial management during a multifaceted and extensive career propelling large-scale, transformational change within health and human service systems. Prior to joining ForHealth, she was undersecretary for human services at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, effectively driving strategic policy initiatives across multiple agencies by promoting transparency and collaboration, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents and essential, frontline workers.
Previously, Katie was chief operating officer at Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, a pediatric chronic-care hospital operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Additionally, she worked for many years as an independent consultant, partnering with health and human services organizations to develop innovative, actionable strategies to implement game-changing policy initiatives.
Throughout her career, Katie has been stalwart in supporting individuals with disabilities, children, youth, and families, survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence—and cross-sector initiatives involving early education, public safety, and sustained economic stability, which amplify the consumer’s voice. Currently residing in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and children, she is an avid reader who loves musical theater and spends time volunteering with several youth-serving and community-based organizations.
Katie developed and taught master’s level courses as a faculty member of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and is a Lean Six Sigma certified green belt. She earned master’s degrees in business administration and social work from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in art history from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.