Kathleen Pitcher Tobey

Kathleen Pitcher Tobey

Director of Operations
“The Foundation supports many important projects, but the one closest to my heart is promoting children’s mental health. Many children in our communities are experiencing severe trauma that strains their mental health and negatively impacts their overall health and wellness. I’m a fierce advocate for trauma-informed therapy and integrated mental health services to give all children the care they both need and deserve.”

Kathleen Pitcher Tobey serves as Director of Foundation Operations for Cambia Health Foundation, managing internal operations and administration. She is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously, Kathleen served as a Program Officer who oversaw the children’s mental health grant program, as well as the Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah.

Prior to joining CHF, Kathleen was executive director of the Regence Caring Foundation for Children, a nonprofit organization that provided comprehensive dental care services to uninsured children in Idaho and Utah. She was previously chair of the Voices for Utah Children’s Board of Directors, the Utah Oral Health Coalition and the Utah Donors’ Forum and served on the YWCA Utah Board of Trustees, Utah Nonprofits Association Board of Directors, Utah Arts Council Board of Trustees, United Way of Salt Lake’s Community Change Council, and the (Utah) Governor’s Commission on Early Childhood. Kathleen currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Children's Center and United Way of Salt Lake. Other notable aspects of Kathleen’s career include her time as Executive Director of Governor Michael Leavitt’s Special Projects Office where she managed social and fundraising events during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, in addition to her work as a legislative assistant for Senator Orrin Hatch in the U.S. Senate in Washington, DC.

Kathleen is a graduate of Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Utah program and has been featured in Utah Business magazine as a” Rising Stars: 40 Under 40” recipient and “30 Women to Watch.” Kathleen graduated from Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program last June. Kathleen received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American history from Utah State University as well as certification in secondary education.