Kathleen has been an active part of our community for more than thirty years. She spent over twenty years in high-tech at Applied Materials, Inc., served twice as Mayor during her eight years of service on the Saratoga City Council, and the past ten years as CEO of Healthier Kids Foundation. Kathleen's success in public service, the private sector and nonprofit advocacy is a reflection of her diverse perspective and leadership experience. She works successfully across the entire community, continuously addressing the challenges we face. Kathleen is engaging the County Board of Education to action to assist our students and our families.
Opportunities for our youth, along with safe learning and community spaces, have always been a priority for Ms. King. On Council she addressed needs for green spaces and park development, providing fields for children’s sports and recreation use. At the nonprofit she is leading the way to develop and implement preventive health programs for preschool and school age children. She has strong relationships with local and state officials, and ensures that our tax dollars are invested back into our community, being used for the betterment of our children and their future.
Kathleen is the oldest of seven, a native of California, and grew up in West San José. She attended Santa Clara University, earning a B.S. in Commerce. Kathleen and her husband, Mark have raised their five children in this area. Her children attended local public schools. Kathleen’s oldest, Marie just earned her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Kathleen's youngest son, Robert has a rare syndrome, resulting in a lifetime of health care attention including surgeries, transplants and procedures.
Ms. King has been honored to serve our community:
Santa Clara County Board of Education, 2018 - current
Saratoga City Council, 2002 - 2010
Silicon Valley Housing Trust Board
Valley Medical Center Board
Hakone Estate Board
Lincoln Law School Board
CA Dental Board
Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI)
Friends of PACT.
Ms. King has received the following awards and recognitions:
Community Builder PACT Award (People Acting in Community Together), 2011
Santa Clara Medical Association Citizen of the Year, 2011
Woman of the Year, CA Senate District 13, 2010
San José Business Journal Women of Influence, 2010
California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award, 2007