Executive Assistant to the President
Katherine Lehmann joins URI as the executive assistant to Bishop Swing, assisting the President’s Council and Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle, and supporting the general URI office with data entry and other administrative tasks. Katherine has spent half of her career in administrative roles, as an executive assistant or office manager, working primarily with lawyers and real estate developers. She worked for two nonprofit groups in the past, as the job developer for the federally-funded Refugee Employment Assistance Program (REAP) and as the Associate Director of Development for Maternal & Child Health, at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Foundation. The other half of her career has been spent teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) overseas and in the San Francisco Bay Area. She taught English to medical doctors in Xian, China; to Tibetan monks in Mill Valley; Russian Jewish émigré students at a Jewish Orthodox school in San Francisco; and most recently to high school girls in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Katherine received her B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and has taken graduate coursework at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley and at the University of Southern California (USC). A self-described grammar enthusiast, Katherine is also passionate about multicultural exchanges and is a student of world religions. She has two Millenial daughters, one who lives locally and the other who is a medical student in Miami, Florida.