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OUR TEAM

Stephanie Devitt is a veteran strategist known for her keen understanding of how different policy issues come together to impact people. She is respected for careful listening that unearths community insights and thoughtful processes that bring unity to diverse coalitions. 

Almost two decades of consulting in community engagement, public outreach and multi-communications has left her with an understanding of the unique and common threads across issues like healthcare and public health, public sector management, water and natural resources, Native sovereignty, redistricting, workforce development, agriculture, housing, corrections and transportation.  Now, Stephanie applies these experiences to help clients build trust, engage communities, and lead change for more just and equitable programs, policies and initiatives. 

Stephanie holds a bachelor of science in Sociology and a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Her multi-national research with Dr. Jeff Broadbent on the role of advocacy networks in adopting climate change policy was at the forefront network mapping in academia. Board leadership roles have included serving on Hennepin Healthcare's Mission Advancement Committee, Vail Place, Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Humphrey Alumni Mentoring and chairing the parent volunteer committee for her daughter's school. 

Free time is best spent with her husband, Jay and their two young children. Stephanie also loves to relax with gardening, catching up with friends (when vaccines will allow), and plotting home improvement projects.

 

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Katie Basil joined the SDK Team as a Communications Associate in January of 2020. Her responsibilities include: analyzing research, assisting with strategy, and stakeholder engagement planning. 

​Prior to her work with SDK Communications, Katie worked in Sports/Entertainment in the Marketing and Promotions Space. Originally from Minneapolis, Katie is an avid Minnesota sports fan even if it comes with a history of disappointment.