Kate Murray, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President
Kate believes that our stories and experiences have the power to bring about great change. She also believes when we bring our collective voices together, we have the power to break down barriers, improve health outcomes and find solutions that affect real change.
Kate Murray is no stranger to MitoCanada. As past Director of Program Development and interim CEO, Kate is passionately motivated and inspired by the strength of the mito community and driven to build capacity to impact the lives of those living with mitochondrial diseases.
After her child was diagnosed at the tender age of 6 with a complex chronic illness, Kate made the move from for-profit to non-profit, using her experiences as a caregiver, business executive and philanthropist to support and engage communities and help improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Kate has extensive not-for-profit experience working for small charities and Foundations and is the founder of the children’s charity Robbie’s Rainbow. Kate is the co-founder of Dynamic Focus, former Vice President of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation and Director of Research and Patient Programs.
Kate sits on multiple patient engagement steering committees, is a patient-partner for the NEOPICS Cohort Study, as well as a member of the Family Advisory Network (FAN) at The Hospital for Sick Children. Kate is also a founding member of the Roche Co-Creation Council.
In her downtime, you’ll find Kate in her element either strolling the beach, running the trails or kayaking the open waters, she loves to be outdoors. Kate’s also a devoted mom. Ask her about her children and she will beam with pride and share that being a mom has brought her the greatest joy and with a house full of teenagers, there’s never a dull moment.
If you would like to reach out to Kate, you can contact her at: Kate.Murray@MitoCanada.org