Katherine Haley is the founder of Oak Rose Group, LLC, an independent strategy consulting firm focused on human flourishing. Before starting her firm, she served as the vice president of programs and senior director of K-12 programs at The Philanthropy Roundtable from 2016 until 2020 where she helped donors across the country make strategic investments to break down barriers to opportunity and strengthen civil society.
Prior to joining the Roundtable, Katherine spent 13 years working for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to advance policies that lead to human flourishing. She served for seven years as the chief policy advisor for education, workforce, antipoverty, global health, and other social issues for former Speaker of the House John Boehner. Motivated by the belief that all students deserve access to a great education, Katherine was instrumental in the successful reauthorization of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. She previously served as a policy advisor and legislative assistant for Representative Pete Hoekstra, and a legislative aide for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
A native of Arizona, Katherine received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University and her master’s degree in government from Johns Hopkins University. In March 2022, Governor Doug Ducey appointed Katherine to a 3-year term on the Arizona State Board of Education. She serves on the boards of 50CAN, Love Your School and the Trinity Forum, an active member of American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network, Faith & Public Life Ideas Council, Conservative Education Reform Network and an active supporter of Opportunity International and International Justice Mission. Katherine enjoys traveling, running, playing tennis, skiing, learning new things, and spending time with family and friends.