Catherine Seneviratne


Senior Associate

Catherine comes to NPAG with over 15 years of experience working across the nonprofit sector overseeing a range of activities from building cross functional teams across a multinational program to managing a network of national leaders working to advance equitable learning environments for students.

 For over eight years, Catherine was part of the Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) program at PATH, a global health non-profit. During her time with MACEPA, she established offices in Zambia and Ethiopia, built and supported teams throughout Southern and Eastern Africa, and managed the mobile phone based data collection pilots in Western Kenya and Amhara, Ethiopia. In addition to her operations portfolio, Catherine also managed recruitment for MACEPA on three continents and coordinated monitoring and evaluation activities across the program's six country portfolio.

Following PATH, Catherine joined the Global Oncology department at Fred Hutch as the Senior Operations Manager. During her time there, Catherine overhauled the internal reporting structure by shifting management to Ugandan staff, elevating the importance of local program leadership. Catherine has since lead international recruiting and expatriate benefit administration at I-TECH at the University of Washington, and worked on several other initiatives providing project management support, proposal development leadership and operations management.

Throughout her career, Catherine has advocated for internal equity within programs and across the organizations she represents. She works with leaders to advance equitable and inclusive environments, and with colleagues to champion change using both data and personal narratives.

Catherine earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Washington, and holds a master's degree in Human Rights from the University of Manchester (UK).