Kathy Behrens is the president for Social Responsibility & Player Programs of the National Basketball Association. In her present position, she oversees a group that manages all of the NBA's programs that coordinate league and player social responsibility efforts, supports player growth and development, and enhances the marketing opportunities for current and former players.
Behrens joined the NBA in September 2000 as vice president, Community Relations, overseeing all of the NBA’s public service initiatives, community outreach, and employee volunteer programs. She later worked as senior vice president of Community & Player Programs, and executive vice president of Social Responsibility & Player Programs.
Prior to joining the NBA, Kathy served as executive director of New York Cares, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes volunteers to help New York City’s neediest residents, and served in the administration of former New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo. Kathy serves on the board of directors of New York Cares and the Ad Council. She is also a trustee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
A native of the Bronx, NY, Behrens graduated from the University of Hartford and serves as a member of the university’s Board of Regents. She currently lives with her husband and twins Matthew and Maureen in Westchester County, NY.