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Kaye Gardner-O’Kearny, Encore Fellow

Kaye Gardner-O'Kearny

Kaye joined SVP Portland in 2021 as an Encore Fellow.  Her fellowship is focused on helping us ensure we have a sustainable approach to providing Partners and Fellows the support they need as they collaborate across a broad range of nonprofit community partner organizations. 

Kaye’s background is in systems change, with an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Islamic Studies.  She started her career in business consulting and then worked at Intel for 20 years in a variety of roles ranging from business strategy and process alignment, to HR to the Intel Foundation, before retiring in July 2020. 

Kaye’s passion is people.  She is constantly astounded by what individuals or teams can accomplish and enjoys helping people discover new possibilities for themselves.  Kaye is a New Ventures West certified coach who also owns and operates her own executive and leadership coaching business, Kaye O’Kearny, LLC.

Kaye grew up in New Mexico, has lived in multiple states, and has called Oregon home for 20+ years.  In her spare time, she enjoys almost any outdoor activity, hanging out with her kids and husband, and learning.