Kathleen Hennessy brings over 25 years of photography experience to PhotoPhilanthropy. Prior to her role here, she was the director of photography for the San Francisco Chronicle. She was photography editor of the Chronicle’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning entry. Kathleen served as a staff photography editor in the Clinton White House, the Washingtonian magazine and USA TODAY.

Her contributions to nonprofit organizations include; photographer on medical missions for Operation Smile and Smile Train in Romania, Vietnam, Gaza and China; a coordinator for the National Geographic’s Photo Camp, a photography program for underprivileged children, and a faculty member of Somosfoto, a workshop for Latin American professional photographers in Miami, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.

Kathleen was a Knight Fellow at Ohio University, where she earned a masters degree in journalism. She has taught photojournalism at Ohio University, San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco and the University of California-Berkeley.