Kathryn Moorehead is the Director of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Programs and the State Human Trafficking Task Force at the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. She brings nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of education, social work, community advocacy, and public health.
Prior to joining the Office of the Attorney General, Kathryn was the Country Director for an international counter-human trafficking NGO overseeing their operations in Cambodia. She also consulted for a year in Guyana, South America with the country’s only organization providing legal and support services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Her work experience includes therapeutic programming and community-based initiatives as well as partnerships with NGOs and governments in the United States, South America, Central America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Kathryn was also a Research Assistant at Harvard University and an Integrated English Educator in the U.S. Peace Corps (Sri Lanka and Poland).
She graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA with a BA in Political Science and earned an Ed.M. in Risk and Prevention from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. While in graduate school, Kathryn independently researched, filmed, and produced a documentary short film exploring the impact of community violence on adolescent girls in Boston. The film has been used at the graduate school in a course focused on trauma, interventions, and cross-cultural issues. She also earned a post-graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Boston University’s School of Management.
Kathryn is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network. She represents South Carolina in the DHHS/ACF Region IV Human Trafficking Advisory Group composed of eight states, represents South Carolina in the National Human Trafficking Compendium, and is a member of the Capacity and Community Building Subcommittee for the National Human Trafficking & Disabilities Work Group. She is also a member of the SC Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (member of the Systems Improvement and Grants Committees), the SC Joint Council on Children and Adolescents, and the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies. She was awarded the Wheaton College Alumnae/i Community Service Achievement Award in May 2012 and a Women of Influence Award from the Columbia Regional Business Report in June 2018.