Director of Leadership and Member Communications
As Director of Leadership and Member Communications, Kate Villars guides and implements strategic leadership communication to internal and external constituents, while also advising and supporting the efforts of Dartmouth Health member institutions to strengthen relationships with donors through communications and engagement strategies.
Since joining the Office of Development & Alumni Relations in 2007, Kate has served in a number of communications and engagement roles, most recently that of Executive Director of Engagement & Communications. In this position she led a robust program of communications, alumni engagement, and events in support of the fundraising goals and priorities of Dartmouth Health and the Geisel School of Medicine. Kate is a strong collaborator with a track record of partnering with colleagues across the academic medical enterprise.
Kate’s previous experience includes eight years as community relations director at the Upper Valley Land Trust in Hanover, N.H., and 11 years with the Hanover-based Co-op Food Stores, where she led membership communications and marketing and played a key role in the successful opening of the Co-op’s Lebanon store in 1997. She is a Dartmouth College graduate.