Catherine Bell is Chief Program Officer at Keshet, a national organization working for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. Catherine has close to 20 years experience organizing, educating and driving programmatic growth in a Jewish social justice context. Before she joined Keshet, Catherine served as the Director of the Jewish Organizing Fellowship at JOIN for Justice. At Keshet, Catherine oversees all programmatic work, including institutional change, LGBTQ advocacy and teen engagement. She developed the successful Keshet Leadership Project model to drive institutional change for greater LGBTQ inclusion in Jewish organizations across the country, oversaw a major shift in Keshet's evaluation practices and dramatically grew Keshet teen programming. Catherine graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College and holds a M.A. in Sociology of Education from New York University. She lives in Dorchester, Massachusetts with her spouse and two young children.