Poverty Forum

Kathy A. Saile
Director, Office of Domestic Social Development
Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development/USCCB

Kathy Saile serves at Director of Domestic Social Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The domestic social development office is responsible for agriculture, nutrition, income support, health care, rural development, urban development, and housing policy and other issues related to domestic poverty. Previously, Ms. Saile directed the Office of Peace and Justice in the Catholic diocese of Phoenix, served as a Loaned Executive to the social policy office at Catholic Charities USA, coordinated social justice and outreach ministries for the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, and was Associate Director of public policy for Lutheran Services in America. She is the author of a book on public policy and grassroots advocacy. She received her bachelor's degree in Organizational Communications from Ohio University and her master's degree in social work at Arizona State University. Ms. Saile resides in Washington, D.C.


Each member of The Poverty Forum participated as an individual and not as a representative of any association. Their individual support and association with any and all proposals may not reflect the agency for which they work.


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Acces information on poverty policy & other resources

The Poverty Forum is made up of 8 teams who came up with 25 policy proposals addressing domestic poverty. Brief summaries, complete white paper policy proposals, and a press kit can be found on our Resource page.

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