Kathleen King is a Silicon Valley community leader recognized for delivering civic, health, and technology initiatives over a 30+ year career. Since 2008 Kathleen has been the CEO of the Healthier Kids Foundation.
In 2002 and 2006 Kathleen was elected to the Saratoga City Council where she was also selected to serve two terms as mayor, in 2005 and again in 2010. She was influential in designing programs, developing partnerships, and resolving issues that led to an enhanced, more financially solvent, and safer Saratoga.
Ms. King was appointed as Trustee Area 2 to the Santa Clara County Office of Education board and elected in 2018. She is the liaison to the Strong Start Coalition and focused on Early Education for youngest children
Kathleen began her career with Applied Materials, Inc. Over a 19-year span she grew to manage an organization of 200 sales, service, marketing, and engineering professionals. She was integral in the company’s growth from $63M to $10B, holding responsibility for more than 3% of all company revenue. Kathleen was the first woman hired into sales and promoted into sales management in the company.
Kathleen has been awarded at the state and local levels for her contributions to the health and well-being of the community. These awards include Woman of the Year from the California Assembly District 24 in 2004, California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007, Woman of the Year from Senate District 13 in 2010, San Jose Business Journal 2010 Women of Influence Award, Santa Clara County Medical Association’s 2011 Citizen of the Year Award, and PACT’s Community Builder Award for 2012.
Ms. King and her husband have a special needs son, Robert who has a syndrome only 300 people in the world have been diagnosed with. Her passion for children’s health stems from her son’s experience with two bone marrow transplants and 38 surgeries.