Kathleen Krenek assumed the position of executive director of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence in July, 2001. She brought 31 years of non-profit leadership experience and 16 years specifically in domestic violence prevention and intervention. Kathleen began her work in domestic violence as executive director of a large urban shelter program in WI. After a few years on the local level, Kathleen moved to work on the state level as the public policy director for the WI Coalition Against Domestic Violence where she moved several pieces of significant legislation through the state house including securing the largest funding increase for domestic violence services in WI history. From there she moved to the national level to work as director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence where she lead policy development, technical assistance to battered women’s programs across the country and research into causation and intervention strategies to eliminate domestic violence. Kathleen has written numerous papers dealing with topics including poverty/welfare reform, incarcerated battered women, battered women who kill, and the transformation of the battered women’s movement that was published in 2001. Before her work in domestic violence, Kathleen provided leadership in the development of a community health clinic system in Nashville, Tn.