Katy Castagna

President & CEO
United Way Monterey County

Katy has a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University with concentrations in Anthropology and Latin American Studies, and an MBA with an emphasis in nonprofit management from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA. She has over 35 years of experience working and volunteering in public and nonprofit organizations in Southern California and Monterey County. She has been with United Way Monterey County since 2004. During that time she has worked in community impact, developing services such as 2-1-1, The Volunteer Center, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance free tax prep service. She has also overseen resource development and been responsible for the major donors and grants, as well as general operations. Since 2015 she has served as President and CEO of United Way Monterey County and is leading the organization’s focus on financial stability for families through access to affordable quality child care, housing, and financial literacy.Katy’s current community involvement includes the Rotary Club of Monterey (Board of Directors), the CSUMB Business Advisory Council (Member), the American Cetacean Society Monterey Bay Chapter (Treasurer). Katy resides with her husband Gary Ray in Monterey, where they raised their two children.