Gretchen Beesing


Catalyst Miami

Gretchen Beesing has served as CEO of Catalyst Miami since November 2013.

In her role, Gretchen builds on the work of Catalyst’s founder, working toward a just Miami in which residents are both prosperous and meaningfully engaged. Gretchen began her Catalyst career in 2007 with the Parent Leadership Training Institute. Before stepping into the CEO role, she directed Catalyst Miami’s civic leadership and advocacy programs for over five years.

Gretchen’s areas of interest include storytelling for social change and the unique role of service providers in the fight for social justice. She is a student of network theory and she is excited about Catalyst Miami’s work facilitating networks in South Florida.

Gretchen is a licensed clinical social worker and has several years of experience as a psychotherapist. She received her Master of Social Work from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College.