Kate Florio is Principal/COO for JSP. Kate provides overall leadership and direction for JSP’s business operations. With over a decade of experience overseeing grants and contracts, Kate has honed her skills in financial analysis, organizational change management, grant administration, and performance management. She also brings extensive experience working with a diverse group of public safety stakeholders, a deep understanding of criminal and juvenile justice issues, and strong project management, analytic and communication skills.
Kate draws from the knowledge gained throughout her career to facilitate planning processes with a focus on quality and results. Prior to joining JSP, she was Director of Administration and Operations for the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) where she delivered technical assistance and oversaw more than thirty grants and contracts annually. She worked on a variety of projects at CJI, including the development of the widely used Integrated Model for Evidence Based Practices with NIC where she assisted collaborative groups in using data in the development and implementation of effective strategies to address public safety issues.
Kate received an MBA from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Bridgewater State College, where her focus of study was criminology. Kate is also a Certified Facilitator, and holds a Certificate in Health and Human Services Management.
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