Mary Kate DeLucco spent most of her career as a writer, reporter, and producer in television news before her interests led her into communications work in the nonprofit world. Before joining Death Penalty Focus she worked for two Bay Area hospice organizations on staff, and as a volunteer. She is a member of the Petaluma Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission, the Petaluma Youth Commission, and is a volunteer at the Petaluma Library Bookstore. She has a BS in Journalism from Ohio University.