Courtesy, Kathleen Cannon
June 11, 2013
Kathleen Cannon is President/CEO of United Way of Broward County and works to heighten the successful confluence of nonprofits, community leaders, volunteers and private business to help those who need it most in the community. Prior to joining United Way of Broward County's leadership, Kathleen was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Broward House for more than nine years. Kathleen started her career in direct social services as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, which brings a unique perspective to her leadership style. She has worked with a multitude of populations including people with chronic persistent mental illness, substance abusers, runaway teens, persons with physical disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS and children with disabilities.
Kathleen has been in executive leadership for over 15 years and her philosophy is to lead with intention and purpose and to be strategic and goal oriented. She feels motivating and inspiring others to excellence starts with a profound sense of integrity and a positive regard for all stakeholders. She feels it is important to outline clear expectations which will facilitate the accomplishments of desired outcomes. Her experience as a direct service provider and administrator is invaluable in running a well rounded community organization. This combined with her excellent visionary abilities and sharp business acumen makes her a motivating leader. She has committed her career to serving the non-profit sector and to making a difference in the lives of people in Broward County through supplying exemplary services, sound fiscal practices, robust fundraising abilities and influencing policy changes to the system of care.