Kathy A. MacDonald has extensive global financial management experience including nearly 40 years in industry-leading companies. Prior to retiring in 2023, she specialized in operational finance, investor relations, crisis management, and strategic planning. Kathy most recently worked at Brookdale Senior Living as the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations (IR). In that role, she led the IR section of the public turnaround strategy and business initiatives, and successfully defended the company for two years of activist campaigns. In addition, she was recognized for her leadership in Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) efforts, and was a speaker at a prominent industry conference. Prior to her years serving seniors, Kathy worked at Mead Johnson Nutrition as the Vice President of Investor Relations, where she ranked as a top “IR Professional – Food Sector” for five consecutive years. Previously at Mead Johnson, Kathy was the Asia regional CFO, based in Thailand, where she managed over 100 financial professional across 10 countries. Her experience also includes nearly 20 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb as a leader in operational finance in the pharmaceutical, medical device, office-based oncology, consumer and manufacturing divisions. She started her career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the big-four accounting firms.
Kathy is a retired CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant. She graduated Cum Laude from Rider University with a Bachelor of Science. Having worked and lived abroad for seven years, she continues to enjoy traveling to previously unvisited countries.
In addition to her board service with Insight Memory Care Center, Kathy is a volunteer with pediatric oncology-hematology patients at a large regional hospital.