Kate Wessels is the Executive Director of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association, where she is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Association. In this role, Kate is accountable for executing the BSPA’s mission and financial objectives, in addition to driving compelling events aimed at increasing the visibility of the Association internationally.

Prior to joining BSPA, Kate was an Account Director at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and held roles at London Business School, Imperial College Business School and the University of Cape Town. In these roles, Kate brought over a decade of global executive education experience generating innovative strategic solutions, development initiatives and designing/delivering learning and other organizational interventions for Fortune 500 companies and boutique clients.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and Law, and a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town. She also holds a Masters degree in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Kate is interested in the potential that behavioral science has to impact health and wellness. A native South African, she had the opportunity to see first-hand extreme disparity between health care costs and outcomes. She is most excited about the opportunities inherent in value-based healthcare, and health care reform.