Katherine Freund is the founder and President of Independent Transportation Network of America. Katherine is a 2012 Askoka Fellow. She was featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of the “12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement,” and on CNN’s “Breakthrough Women” series. She has received AARP’s Inspire Award, the Maxwell Pollack Award from the Gerontological Society of America, and the Social Enterprise Alliance award for Leadership in Innovative Enterprise Ideas. Katherine is also the recipient of the Access Award from the American Foundation for the Blind, the Archstone Award for Excellence in Program Innovation from the American Public Health Association, and the Giraffe Award for sticking her neck out for the common good.
Katherine has participated in more than 150 national and international panels and conference sessions on alternative transportation for older people. Katherine has been an invited speaker in Canada, Australia, Germany, Ireland, England, Switzerland, South Korea and Taiwan. She lives in Portland, Maine, and has two adult children.