Our people Katie Bishop KendrickNational Senior Advocacy Consultant
Katie Bishop Kendrick, MS, MPH, is the senior national advocacy consultant on the Voices for Healthy Kids team at the American Heart Association.
Katie’s passion in public health and her expertise is nutrition policy, with more than 15 years’ experience, have helped to drive policy change the national, state, and local levels to improve people’s ability to live a healthy life.
At Voices for Healthy Kids, Katie works with state and community campaigns focused on improving access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), establishing or expanding SNAP incentive programs, and funding produce prescription programs. Katie also supports the Voices’ preemption project by supporting external partnerships.
In previous roles at the Association, Katie has led development of key policy statements with national experts in nutrition and air quality. She also supported state and local campaigns to pass sugary drink taxes, healthy kids’ meals in restaurants, early care and education requirements, as well as physical activity policy change.
Prior to joining the American Heart Association, Katie focused on food service guidelines and improving school foods at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Earlier in her career, she served as an aide and legislative director for a Massachusetts state representative.
Katie holds two master’s degrees, in nutrition and public health, from Tufts University and bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island. Katie resides in western Massachusetts with her husband, two small children, and three-legged cat Felix. She enjoys getting outside with her kids and is learning firsthand the joys and struggles of starting kids off with healthy foods when they are young.