Kathleen Kimball-Baker is Director of the Public Health Practices Project, a national online practice exchange for emergency preparedness and response professionals. She joined CIDRAP in 2006 to help launch and grow an information service designed to help businesses prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. She is an editorial entrepreneur who has spent the bulk of her career developing content that leads to real-world action in public health, medicine, and business. Throughout more than 25 years as reporter, writer, editor, product developer, and publisher, she has worked in corporate, nonprofit, academic, and news settings for such organizations as the McGraw-Hill Companies, The Houston Chronicle, the University of Texas, and the University of Houston. She has won awards for editorial excellence and new product development, has authored two books, and is an alumna of the Stanford Professional Publishing Program. As an invited workgroup member since 2012, she has contributed to stakeholder engagement, communication, and model design efforts to develop the National Health Security Preparedness Index project.