Katie Burk has over twenty years of experience in program development and capacity building, with an emphasis on the health and wellness of people who use drugs. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and women’s studies from Wesleyan University. Prior to her role at Facente Consulting, Katie worked as the Viral Hepatitis Coordinator at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) for seven years. In this role, she developed a new portfolio of hepatitis C-related testing and treatment services and co-founded End Hep C SF, the USA’s first citywide hepatitis C elimination initiative. She was recognized for this work with a Government Champion Award from the California Hepatitis Alliance (CalHEP) and a Public Health Hero Award from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Prior to her employment at SFDPH, Katie worked as a Capacity-Building Program Manager at the Harm Reduction Coalition, where she worked nationally to expand syringe access service provision, and as a Program Evaluator at Public Health Seattle and King County’s Health Care for the Homeless team. Katie started her career in direct service to people experiencing homelessness and living with HIV in San Francisco.