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Kate Trambitskaya


Kate Trambitskaya became CEO of Spence-Chapin in 2019 after serving as General Counsel for seven years. Prior to coming to Spence-Chapin, Kate served as an attorney and senior team leader in the Brooklyn Family Court Legal Services for the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), representing the Commissioner of Social Services in cases involving some of the city’s most vulnerable children and families.

Kate is a passionate and tireless advocate for the welfare of children, women, and families. Under her leadership, Spence-Chapin has expanded and enhanced programs and services that support women facing unplanned pregnancies, children living in orphanages overseas, and adoptees and their families here in the United States.
She is also a fellow of The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, a member of New York Attorneys for Adoption & Family Formation (NYAAFF), and a faculty member of the National Judicial College (NJC).

Kate received a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law. She is an alumna of the Posse Foundation.