She has over twenty five years of experience in curating and arts administration. From January 2011 to December 2016, Kathleen served as Chief Curator at Medicine Wheel Productions. Katheen was the executive director of the Artists Foundation from 1992 to 2009 and was the chief curator and architect for all of the AF's exhibitions, educational initiatives and programs. She was the director of the Lillian Immig Gallery at Emmanuel College from 1999 to 2010, and she was also the director of the Harbor Gallery at University of Massachusetts, Boston from 1989-92. Kathleen has worked with over 500 artists and has collaborated with individual artists, artists collectives, museums, educational institutions, health care institutions, governmental agencies, social services organizations, artist run spaces and non profit cultural spaces on exhibitions and programming.
In 2008 she was denoted as a "Good Bostonian" by the Boston Weekly Dig for her advocacy and public policy work. CaughtinSouthie.com picked her to be their Character of the Month for August 2012. The Massachusetts Cultural Council's blog, ArtSake, featured Bitetti on Oct. 30, 2013. In 2014 she was highlighted three times for her work: On Feburary 20, Big Red & Shiny featured her in their Boston Common blog series and on August 29, by Future Boston in their Local Heroes blog series. In October 2014, she was featured in MassMedia's -UMass Boston's 50 at 50 Series.