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Kate Trambitskaya


Ms. Trambitskaya began working at Spence-Chapin in 2012, initially serving as Executive Vice President and general counsel for the organization. As CEO, she oversees the strategic planning and execution of an organization with a strong history, heritage, and reputation as well as builds on the organization’s legacy as a prominent voice and leading advocate for adoption.

Over the last two decades, Ms. Trambitskaya dedicated her career to helping hundreds of New York’s children. Prior to joining Spence-Chapin, Kate served as an attorney and senior team leader in the Brooklyn Family Court Legal Services of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) where she represented the Commissioner of Social Services in judicial proceedings designed to protect some of the city’s most vulnerable children and families. At ACS, she passionately fought for those in crisis, who were abandoned, abused, and neglected. And as General Counsel for Spence-Chapin, she advocated for birth parents and assured permanency for children both domestically and abroad.

Kate is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorney and an alumna of The Posse Foundation. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law.

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