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Katherine Touafek Director of School to Careers Partnership

An imaginative leader, founding Director Katherine Touafek creates strategic partnerships engaging and inspiring thousands of students resulting in a singularly talented workforce pipeline for Massachusetts businesses.

School To Careers Partners - Katherine Touafek

In her words, “Anything is possible with innovative collaboration.

A graduate of Boston College, Katherine’s past work includes marketing director of a national office suite company, president of a regional business association, and various other strategic marketing projects in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. 

She has served on the Board of Directors at the Neponset River Regional Chamber of Commerce including Chairman of the Board, the ABE/ESOL Regional Advisory Board, Chair of the Education Business Committee, Steward Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Board, and other business and advisory boards.

She is equally adept in leading initiatives at Fortune 500 companies or local tech start-ups.

In 2007, Katherine was awarded an “Unsung Hero” award by the MA Commission on the Status of Women and received a citation from Governor Deval Patrick for her work with School to Careers. In January 2020, she was honored by the NRRC as Volunteer of the Year.

Katherine volunteers for many arts and civic organizations serving as President of Wayland Square Neighborhood Association Providence, RI, Advisory Board of the Cape Toy Library, Board of Perennial Planters GCA Garden Club, and past CMO of the Providence Premieres Music Festival.

School To Careers Partners - Katherine Touafek

An imaginative leader, founding Director Katherine Touafek creates strategic partnerships engaging and inspiring thousands of students resulting in a singularly talented workforce pipeline for Massachusetts businesses.

In her words, “Anything is possible with innovative collaboration.

A graduate of Boston College, Katherine’s past work includes marketing director of a national office suite company, president of a regional business association, and various other strategic marketing projects in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. 

She has served on the Board of Directors at the Neponset River Regional Chamber of Commerce including Chairman of the Board, the ABE/ESOL Regional Advisory Board, Chair of the Education Business Committee, Steward Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Board, and other business and advisory boards.

She is equally adept in leading initiatives at Fortune 500 companies or local tech start-ups.

In 2007, Katherine was awarded an “Unsung Hero” award by the MA Commission on the Status of Women and received a citation from Governor Deval Patrick for her work with School to Careers. In January 2020, she was honored by the NRRC as Volunteer of the Year.

Katherine volunteers for many arts and civic organizations serving as President of Wayland Square Neighborhood Association Providence, RI, Advisory Board of the Cape Toy Library, Board of Perennial Planters GCA Garden Club, and past CMO of the Providence Premieres Music Festival.

“No matter who you are, I believe that every student deserves the opportunity to walk through that door and have the ability to make a sustainable life for themselves. That’s what I do every day.”

Advisory Board

Bill Galvin
Chairman
MA State Representative & Development Executive, Bank of Canton
Tom O'Rourke
Secretary
President/CEO, Neponset River Regional Chamber
Beth Burns
Board Member
HR Manager, Boston College
Aidan Maguire
board member
VP Service, Boston Mechanical Services & Blue Hills Technical School Committee Member
Jennifer Fischer-Mueller
board member
Superintendent, Canton Public Schools
Michael Welch
Board Member
Superintendent , Dedham Public Schools
Tom Polito
Board Member
President, Polito Insurance Agency & Blue Hills Technical School Committee Member
Katherine Touafek
Board Member
Director, School to Careers Partnership

“You are one in a million! Thank you for continuing to provide a much needed, quality service to our schools. You are quite the passionate and compassionate professional and it’s been a joy to watch you work and to be a part of the group for so many years.”

Guidance Counselor Randolph HS September 2020