Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy serves as the executive director of Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) where she oversees the organization's strategic direction and priorities while empowering a talented and growing staff. In partnership with the board and staff, she has developed the last two comprehensive strategic plans which include an emphasis on partnerships, growth initiatives, and broadening CMN’s impact.
Krisanne brings more than 25 years of experience working in national level, faith-based policy advocacy organizations. She has been quoted in sources such as the New York Times, CNN, America Magazine, Crux, National Catholic Reporter, EWTN News Nightly, and featured on JustLove Radio on Sirius XM.
Prior to CMN, for more than a decade Krisanne served as senior church relations staff at Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Krisanne is co-author of Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures, published by Baker Academic.
From 2003 to 2005, Krisanne served as the executive director of Witness for Peace, a politically independent, faith-based national grassroots organization committed to promoting peace, justice, and non-violence in U.S. foreign policy. In the late '90s, Krisanne worked at the Latin America Working Group, one of the nation's longest standing religious coalitions dedicated to a just foreign policy in the region. In 1994, Krisanne served for one year in a faith-based domestic service program working alongside migrant farmworkers in Woodburn, Oregon.
She has a Masters in Theology degree from Boston College (formerly Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts). Krisanne, her husband Jay, and their three children reside in Washington, DC.