Katherine L. Turner, MPH is an executive consultant and board leader who works in the United States and internationally to strengthen leaders’ capacity to effect organizational and social transformation by advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, social impact, public health, human rights, and global competence.
Katherine is the Founding President of Global Citizen, LLC consulting firm and also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she teaches courses on systems and design thinking and core principles of global leadership and mentors the next generation of global leaders. She is an internationally-recognized thought leader, global advisor, public speaker, educator, author, and change agent who has worked in English, French, and Dutch in more than 50 countries spanning five continents. Her current leadership roles include providing strategic direction for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s N.C. Advisory Committee and the N.C. Coalition for Global Competitiveness; co-founding the N.C. Equity Cadre of consultants and practitioners; co-chairing the Duke University LGBTQ+ Network Board’s Diversity and Membership Committee; and providing keynote addresses and performance-enhancing coaching, consulting, and instruction in her many areas of expertise. Katherine has founded and led the board of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations and won academic and industry awards for excellence in leadership, education, and advocacy.
In the corporate sector, Katherine works with leaders across all industry sectors to conduct strategic visioning, assessments, planning, and implementation; facilitate mission and values clarification; align vision, mission, values, policies, practices, and culture to effect organizational and social transformation; strengthen capacity in organizational, business, and leadership development; design and facilitate meetings, conferences, and other events; improve performance, programs, and services; and deliver high-impact results for a better world.
Katherine graduated with honors from Duke University with a B.A. in psychology and certificate in women’s studies and a master of public health (MPH) from UNC-Chapel Hill. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and national trainer in Togo, West Africa, and has worked in senior leadership positions at the Durham County Health Department and Ipas.