Kat Esser

Kat Esser
Program Director for Innovation
Center for Care Innovations

Kat Esser is a seasoned thought partner, coach and change agent who receives joy, teaching others about the power of human-centered design and innovation.

Esser has led organizations including Kaiser Permanente, Ximedica, Calvin Klein and Martha Stewart through strategy, development and implementation of human-centered product, service and experience innovations for more than 20 years.

As program director for innovation at Center for Care Innovations, she leads the design and implementation of innovation programs that transform healthcare delivery for our most vulnerable patient populations.

Kat holds a master’s degree in industrial design from Rhode Island School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in built environment and cultural anthropology from School of Visual Arts.