Katie McCleary

Katie McCleary, MFA

Founder, 916 Ink
Areas I Teach 

Katie McCleary is a public speaker, expert facilitator, and coauthor of Bridge the Gap: Breakthrough Communication Tools to Transform Work Relationships from Challenging to Collaborative (McGraw-Hill, 2022). Her work with corporations, schools, nonprofits, and communities has been featured by Inc., Forbes, PBS, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Shondaland, New York Post, Mashable, and more. She is the host of NPR CapRadio’s leadership podcast, “The Drive.” She the founder of 916 Ink, a nonprofit that transforms vulnerable youth into confident authors. Katie has extensive experience working with environmental nonprofits throughout the state of California in both rural and urban communities. In addition, Katie has worked with rural school districts and nonprofits, helping them build their capacity to serve their unique communities and youth. Katie serves on the board of Visions in Education and nonprofit boards in her beloved city of Sacramento, California.

She is a member of the Pacific University Master of Nonprofit Leadership Advisory Council and also teaches NL 501 Personal Leadership Development and NL 532 Developing the Capacity of People in the MNL program.