Kathy O’Connor

Manager of Alliance Development



Kathy O’Connor is the Manager of Alliance Development for Global Genes. In this role, Kathy works closely to build and nurture relationships with our Corporate Alliance members and other organizations enabling Global Genes to achieve our mission to “eliminate the challenges of rare disease.” She has been involved with the implementation and execution of programs such as the Day of Beauty and The Annual Denim Dash 5K Virtual Run.


Through these programs, Global Genes has honored and supported countless patients, advocates and care givers all living with the daily struggles associated with rare disease. Kathy has more than 15 years experience in development and has served as a Corporate Account Representative for AT&T, a Business Analyst for Dun & Bradstreet and a Property Manager for Charles Dunn Company.


Kathy holds a B.S in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural, Language & Academic Development. On weekends, she can be found on the soccer field, at volleyball tournaments or at the beach watching her 3 kids do what they love to do.