Catherine Malone, MBA, program officer, works in the areas of diversity and nursing. Since joining the Foundation in 2004, Malone has worked on programs aimed at improving nursing retention, transforming the organizational culture of hospitals and engaging partners to address nursing issues. She has also coordinated the National Nurse Funders Collaborative, a network of funders that work together to improve the health and well-being of their communities through philanthropic support for nursing education and practice.
Malone currently leads the Human Capital Diversity project, an effort to broaden program outreach to applicants with diverse perspectives, and is a member of the Foundation’s Diversity Committee and New Connections program team. She leads and manages the Diversity Matters Community Web page, aimed at highlighting the Foundation's work in diversity and sharing diversity best practices among RWJF’s national program offices and philanthropies.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Malone served as a Therapeutic Recreation and Activities Director in several settings including long term care, hospital-based transitional care, and assisted living. Malone led therapeutic recreation program development, volunteer services, and community integration programs for the residents of these facilities.
Malone received an MBA from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J., and a BA in psychology and sociology from Rutgers University. She is working toward completion of her Doctorate in Business Administration at Argosy University.