Katie Parker

The Democracy Collaborative
Senior Research Associate
Katie Parker joined The Democracy Collaborative in 2014 and has been working to support the Anchor Learning Network. A primary area of focus has been on how anchor institutions can leverage their business practices, such as procurement, hiring and investment, to build community wealth. She is co-author of the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series, and has provided facilitation and content support to The Democracy Collaborative's healthcare and higher education anchor networks. Her current body of work is focused on regional and rural economic development.